PARASITE news

The new website of the Parasite project is now live!

Today the new website of the Parasite project has gone live! Please carefully check the pages of your subproject and your personal information under 'project members'. In the coming days we hope to further add and complete missing information. Changes, comments and updates Changes, upcoming events, new publications and additional information for the website can be send to Marc Schut. Please

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Postdoc Marc Schut defended PhD-thesis

On 20 April 2012,  Marc Schut – the postdoctoral researcher in the Parasite project – succesfully defended his PhD-research entitled: "Who cares about research?! A study on the role of research in policy processes in competing claims contexts." The thesis consists on 6 research papers of which 4 have been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Online available chapters as published

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New paper in Agricultural Systems with contributions of Matty Demont and Jonne Rodenburg

Improving irrigated rice production in the Senegal River Valley through experiential learning and innovation By: Timothy J. Krupnik, Carol Shennan, William H. Settle, Matty Demont, Alassane B. Ndiaye, Jonne Rodenburg More information at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308521X12000169. Abstract: Research facilitating farmer–researcher collaboration and experiential learning may provide the missing element to tailor crop management recommendations to meet farmers’ needs. We tested different crop

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Working hard to get the website up-to-date

Hard work is being done to get the website 'live'. We are still waiting for and processing additional information to get all the subpages updated. For more information please mail to: marc.schut@wur.nl.

Africa-wide task forces set up to accelerate delivery of rice technologies

National and international rice experts in Africa have joined forces to set up continent-wide task forces on critical thematic areas in the rice sector to stimulate the delivery of improved technologies. Focusing on five themes – (1) breeding; (2) agronomy; (3) postharvest & value addition; (4) policy; and (5) gender – the Africa rice task forces aim to provide synergy

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