As part of our series, “10 ideas to make the world less hungry,” Ben Muir talks to Bruno Basso, an ecosystem scientist at Michigan State University, about using legumes as a substitute for fertilizers.
Michigan State gave Basso the ‘innovation of the year award’ in 2016 for his work on crop-plant innovation and crop-plant management. He is now working with the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization on innovative ways to quantify crop production at the end of each growing season.
Basso’s idea to make the world less hungry is rooted in agronomy management.
Editor’s note: Uganda-based reporter Halima Abdallah of The East African developed this story at an environmental journalism workshop led by Eric Freedman, director of MSU’s Knight Center for Environmental Journalism which publishes The Food Fix.
Will the commercial viability of Lake Victoria and its ecosystem be sustained? This is the question arising from re-emergence of low value native species like dagaa against dwindling stocks of high-value species like the Nile perch.
Cassava is an important food crop is many areas of Africa. Anselm Patrick Moshi and his team at Tanzania Industrial Research and Development Organization are researching the use of renewable energy to process cassava.
This presentation by Anselm Moshi of the Tanzania Industrial Research and Development Organization was given at a recent workshop at Michigan State University’s Global Center for Food Systems Innovation.
Other presentations by recipients of Innovation Grants awarded by the Global Center for Food Systems Innovation are here.