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The Institute aims to promote sustainability on smallholdings in developing and emerging countries
  • 27.01.2020
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BFH-HAFL gets its first institute

The interdisciplinary HAFL Hugo P. Cecchini Institute will focus on promoting sustainability on smallholdings in developing and emerging countries.
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  • 20.01.2020
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Management capacity – A key element in research excellence

As African institutions seek to lead the research agenda on issues that affect the continent, they need sound research governance infrastructure and competent research managers.
Marcel Tanner mit ForschungspartnerInnen aus Ghana (Seth Owusu-Agyei & Margret Gyapong)
  • 17.01.2020
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Der lange Weg zu einem Malariaimpfstoff

Die Langzeit-Dokumentation zeigt auf, wie schwierig der Weg zur ersehnten neuen Waffe gegen Malaria war. Die Schweiz spielte bei der Entwicklung des Impfstoffs eine tragende Rolle.
Getting children into primary schools is within reach, but most of the Sustainable Development Goals will not be met by 2030 on current trends. (Credit: Chris Jackson/Getty)
  • 10.01.2020
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Save the Sustainable Development Goals

The goals have had a considerable positive impact. At the current rate, most of the goals will not be met. Here’s how the 2030 agenda can be put back on the right path.
Guidelines to Conflict Sensitivity (picture by KO)
  • 09.01.2020
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Guidelines to conflict sensitive research

Doing research in conflict contexts is crucial. But how do you best conduct research in conflict-affected contexts? These guidelines are designed for all levels of researchers – from research student to professor – who conduct research in settings that are conflict-affected.
Children in LMIC receive on average 25 antibiotic prescriptions from birth through age five.
  • 03.01.2020
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Excessive Rates of Antibiotic Prescriptions for Children in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Between 2007 and 2017, children in eight low- and middle-income countries received, on average, 25 antibiotic prescriptions from birth through age five - up to five times higher than the already high levels observed in high-income settings.
Mountain Research and Development Vol 39, No 2
  • 18.12.2019
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Adaptation to Climate Change and Sustainable Mountain Development

The new issue of Mountain Research and Development Vol 39, No 2 - Guest-edited by Carolina Adler of the Mountain Research Initiative, this issue contributes to the literature being assessed for the IPCC’s 6th Assessment Report and particularly its cross-chapter paper on mountains.
From left to right: Peter Messerli (Main project leader and Director of the Centre for Development and Environment CDE at the University of Bern), Christian Leumann (Rector University of Bern), Hansjörg Wyss (Entrepreneur and patron, Wyss Foundation), Christoph Ammann (President of the Government of the Canton of Bern), André Nietlisbach (Project leader of the Canton of Bern and Secretary General of the head office of economy of the canton Bern).
  • 13.12.2019
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Wyss Academy for Nature founded at the University of Bern

How can the necessary nature conservation be reconciled with human well-being? The coming decade will be decisive in terms of whether and how we come up with forward-looking solutions on a global scale.
From left to right: Marco Picucci, Laura Armengot, Johanna Rüegg, Gurbir Bhullar, Beate Huber, Monika Schneider
  • 09.12.2019
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Research award for the comparison of cultivation systems in Bolivia, India and Kenya

A long-term experiment run by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) in Bolivia, India and Kenya shows that organic farming provides several benefits for small farmers in the tropics. At the beginning of December, the Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research (SFIAR) awarded the research prize to this experiment at ETH Zurich.

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