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Top 8 Sources of threats for biodiversity in NEPAL

The amazing variety of life on Earth is called biodiversity. Biodiversity is the degree of variation of life forms within a given species, ecosystem, biome, or an entire planet.Biodiversity is in part a function of climate. In terrestrial habitats, tropical regions are typically rich whereas Polar Regions support fewer species. Rapid environmental changes typically cause mass extinctions. One estimate is that... More
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Mentee turned mentor: My experience as a visiting lecturer at the University of Nairobi

When I was invited by my mentor Dr. Felister Nzuve to be a visiting lecturer at the University of Nairobi, I was at first hesitant. I had never taken on that kind of responsibility before and I found it invigorating. The experience took me back to my undergraduate years: how helpless I felt then with little to no professional guidance or... More
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The role of biodiversity and biotechnology in response to climate change in Vietnam

Climate change is one of the most significant challenges facing human being in the 21st century. Climate change will seriously affect life, production and environment worldwide. Temperature rise and sea level rise may cause drought, floods and salinity water intrusion into agricultural land - thus, harm agriculture and pose risks to industries and socio-economic systems in the future. In addition, Vietnam... More
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Made in Naija - the IITA Youth Agripreneurs

My name is Johnbosco, I studied Agriculture and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Soil Science and Land Management from the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria. I am also a member of IITA Youth Agripreneur. Often times, we are being asked these questions of; ‘who we are, why we are into this, what we are into, how we are doing this,... More
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If the world is not a plate, but round, why not keep it round?

Plants are feeding the world and without (modern) agriculture the world could feed only 4 million people. But will we find the solution for feeding 9.5 billion people in 2050? It seems that intensifica­tion is not the answer, as enough food is produced globally, natural resources are getting scarcer and the current status of human food security is highly controversial: about... More
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Welcoming YPARD new Country Representative for Switzerland : Rahel Wyss !

YPARD is delighted to welcome Rahel Wyss as the new Country Representative for Switzerland. Because of new intense professional paths, Johanna has decided to hand over her role as YPARD Switzerland representative to another Young Professional. Read her testimonial about her experience with YPARD. Rahel Wyss has been already fully involved with YPARD in Switzerland; she substituted Johanna at a SFIAR... More
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