17.03.2014
Selective breeding of reindeer – sustainable and improvable
Reindeer herders select large calves with a round shape that were born to high-quality -females. While this approach is good, the selective breeding of reindeer can be further enhanced by means of improving the marking of individual reindeer, weighing calves, tracking the number of calves each female produces, and developing solid methods for collecting information on these animals. In addition, DNA related methods have entered use, especially for finding out about kinship among the animals. Usi...
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FoodAfrica midterm seminar 16 June 2014 – Food and nutrition security in Africa

Investing in agricultural research in developing countries is one of the most cost effective ways to increase sustainable food production worldwide. Research based knowledge enables enhanced food production, access to food, food safety and nutrition. MTT Agrifood Research Finland is organizing a seminar on African food and nutrition security on June 16th in Helsinki, Finland. Experts from different scientific fields and international research organizations will share their expertise on food and nutrition security during the day. First results of the Research for Development Programme FoodAfrica will be delivered in oral and poster presentations. Register now!
     
Natural Resources Institute Finland starts 1 January 2015

MTT, Metla, RKTL and Tike Statistics are to be merged under under a new entity called Natural Resources Institute Finland as of 1 January 2015.
 
Africa has the potential to feed its people

The FoodAfrica Programme is an extensive research and development programme improving food security; access to food, safety of food and food quality in West and East Africa. Special emphasis is put on small-scale farmers, many of whom are women.
 
Benefits of meeting the Baltic Sea nutrient reduction targets

A new study by the research network BalticSTERN reveals that people around the Baltic Sea experience the effects of eutrophication, and are willing to pay for environmental improvements.
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