New PARASITE publications and media

Although PARASITE has officially come to an end, the outputs keep on coming…

Jonne paper_Page_01One of the more recent outputs of the PARASITE-project on the estimated economic losses following parasite weed infestation in rice in Africa, authored by Jonne Rodenburg, Matty Demont, Sander Zwart and Lammert Bastiaans, entitled: "Parasite weed incidence and related economic losses in rice in Africa. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 235, 306-317", has received a lot of attention and publicity.

Next to a short summary published in the popular magazine Rice Today: ‘Food security under attack: Africa's struggle against parasitic weeds. Rice Today (2017) 16, 22-23’, a number of Press-releases were launched by Wageningen University, NWO (our funding agent), AfricaRice and IRRI:

http://www.wur.nl/en/news-wur/Show/Parasitic-plants-cause-huge-damage-to-rice-crops-in-Africa.htm

http://www.nwo.nl/en/news-and-events/news/2016/wotro/2016.11.14-parasite.html

http://africarice.blogspot.nl/2017/01/africas-rice-farmers-lose-200-million.html

http://ricetoday.irri.org/africas-rice-farmers-lose-200-million-annually-to-parasitic-weeds

If you are interested in a more complete overview of all the output generated by the ‘PARASITE’-project so far, please visit the web-page on the NWO-site: http://www.nwo.nl/en/research-and-results/research-projects/i/86/5586.html.