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Partners in Research for Development, Issue 3, 2018

Shantona Rani releases mola brood into her pond. Credit: Foto Agencies 2016

In the final edition for 2018, Partners in Research for Development  focuses on the relationship between agriculture and nutrition and the double burden facing developing countries in combating hunger and obesity.

Although the number of people starving has halved since 1969, two billion people still lack vital micronutrients such as iron and vitamin A, and 2.1 billion adults are overweight or obese.

As this challenge becomes more prevalent throughout the developing world, researchers are turning to agriculture to see how to better support a population hungry for not just more calories, but nutritious food beneficial to human health.

The relationship between agriculture and nutrition was the key theme of the 2018 Crawford Fund Conference recently held in Canberra, with many of the scientists, researchers, and academics involved in the conference interviewed for the edition.

Other stories cover the biofortification of grains, managing climate variability in Papua New Guinea, how scientists sequenced the wheat genome, recognising the importance of livestock, and the Virtual Irrigation Academy in Africa.  

The full edition is available in PDF format for download. Additionally, readers can subscribe to our reachout blog where the articles will be published over the coming weeks.