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Improving lives through sustainable pest management: NRI research honoured at Buckingham Palace

In recognition of NRI’s applied research into pests and their sustainable management, the University of Greenwich has been honoured with a prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize. The formal presentation of the prize took place on the morning of 20th...

My Future in Five: Katie James

Katie James has a degree in Environmental Science from the University of Greenwich and is currently a PhD student at NRI. Between school and university, she did “a bit of everything” until realising that the natural sciences were “actually a...

NRI’s historical insect specimen collection: the story of a cabinet

This is not just any cabinet: it contains NRI’s historical insect specimen collection, which Dr Sarah Arnold describes in a new video.

My Future in Five: Connor Nicholls

Connor Nicholls is studying for his undergraduate degree in Environmental Science at NRI. He took five minutes out of his day to talk to Communications Officer, Linden Kemkaran, about how NRI ‘re-lit’ his enthusiasm for studying, and his obsession with...

My Future in Five: Louise Sinnock

Mature student Louise Sinnock is studying for a degree in environmental science. Louise gave up her job as a veterinary nurse to pursue her ambition to learn more about the natural world. She took five minutes out of her day to talk to...

A Sunny Forecast for Cassava Production in West Africa

In west Africa where cassava is a staple food, much of the crop is processed into gari (roasted granules) at small-scale levels, mostly by women in their homes or in women’s processing groups. When water is added to gari it’s like an instant food,...

My Future in Five – Harrison Lambert

Harrison Lambert studied for his undergraduate degree at NRI and after exploring a few different career avenues, he has just returned to study for his PhD. A life-long lover of the natural world, Harrison wanted a career that combined ecology (the...

Social mobility in developing countries: broken ladders

What is social mobility and why does it matter? Social mobility refers to the extent to which a person’s social or economic situation changes, and can incorporate income, educational attainment, occupation or health. Should the socioeconomic status of...

The women powering, and being empowered by cassava production, through CAVA2

There is a place called Ajaligado, in a parish called Ayal, in Alito sub-county, Kole District, in northern Uganda. On the day of our visit, about 25 members of the ‘Alito Cassava Growers’ Association’, met under the trees beside their cassava...
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