Across Africa, rural welfare and economic growth depend on agricultural productivity - and two new papers by a Kenyan researcher at The University of Western Australia outline ways for 33 African countries to improve their agricultural sectors.
Ministers from Australia, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Mozambique and Germany as well as representatives from the World Bank and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development will be among the keynote speakers at the 2013 Mining for Development Conference (M4DC) to be held in Sydney on 20-21 May.
The UWA Business School last night celebrated the outstanding achievements of its teaching and research staff.
At the annual Teaching and Research Awards Ceremony, eight faculty were recognised for excellence in teaching, two professional staff for outstanding contributions to student learning, and nine faculty for outstanding research achievements.
Dean of the UWA Business School, Winthrop Professor Phil Dolan, congratulated the winners and thanked the School's faculty and professional staff for their dedication.
An acclaimed feature-length documentary that has wowed audiences in 21 European countries with footage of the intimate lives of honeybees has a strong connection to bee researchers at The University of Western Australia.
An ancient mustard plant that stars in modern Indian and Chinese cuisine - particularly in pickles and mustard greens - and is an economically important oilseed crop has been studied internationally to improve commercial productivity.