CUHK Proves & Visualises the Harmful Effect of Ozone Damage on Plants
CUHK Proves and Visualises the Harmful Effect of Ozone Damage on PlantsFirst Plant-based Measurement of Ozone in South China Region A research team led by Prof. Amos Tai, Associate Professor of
CROP-FS tackles gritty issues of global food security
The WUN-sponsored project Crop-FS (Climate-resilient open partnership for food security) is a consortium of 24 highly reputed international researchers engaged in conducting cutting-edge research to develop climate-resilient crops, microbial communities, and soil amendments for improving crop productivity under extreme environments.
PI Prof Om Parkash (UMass Amherst) explains that since its launch in 2016, the consortium has grown exponentially with more than 14 universities and institutions across five continents now involved. (Click through for full story)
WUN’s legume research – a lynchpin to global food security
WUN’s Legume Network is building a global reputation for research excellence – paving the way for pulses to be embraced as crucial allies in the fight against climate change, hunger, obesity and other threats to world health.
In 2018, the network was awarded a sustainability grant from WUN to bolster its efforts to secure large-scale, transnational funding to establish a centre of excellence and associated nodes of research. “Large-scale funding will ensure we tackle major challenges in legume biology as a unified world-leading academic community of excellence, driving WUN bioscience forward in this key area,” says PI Associate Professor Michael Considine (UWA).
WUN’s Legumes Network comprises dozens of leading scientists across 12 institutions from five continents. Since its launch in 2015, the number of papers published relating to legumes and climate change has tripled from under 20 to more than 60 per annum – many connected directly to the network. (Click through to full story.)
Sustainable Farming Practices as a Means to Maintain Food Supply & Mitigate Air Pollution
Using advanced computer models, CUHK researchers found that intercropping enables higher productivity in crops with less synthetic fertilizers and hence reduces the air pollutants being volatilized from the cropland soil. This sustainable farming practice may help maintain a stable food supply and mitigate the air pollution problem in China.
CUHK Professor Announces World’s First Reference-grade Wild Soybean Genome
Prof Hon-ming Lam, CUHK professor and WUN IRG leader, completed the world’s first reference-grade wild soybean genome.
WUN Global Farm Platform Workshop
A novel framework for international comparisons of on-farm sustainability was the main focus of a WUN Global Farm Platform workshop held in Nairobi, November 2018
CUHK Launched Joint Research Centre with University of Exeter
CUHK and one of the University of Exeter launched a new HK$20m joint research centre to embark on large, impactful interdisciplinary collaborations to tackle emerging issues related to a changing environment and human health and well being.
New £9m programme to transform food systems in Africa
GCRF-AFRICAP project has been launched in Pretoria.