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Germany, Belgium, the USA, France and Panama, some of the scientific collaborations within CREAF mobility program

The Humboldt University of Berlin (Germany), the University of Ambers (Belgium), the University of Oklahoma (USA) and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (Panama) are some CREAF’s mobility destinatons. The proposal also includes the visit of 4 researchers from INRAe and the Research Institute for Development (France) and the universities of California Davis and Colorado (USA).

The recognition of a research group is an indicator of its excellence because its criteria are very demanding. Image: CREAF.
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CREAF research, boosted by AGAUR recognition

Up to 8 research groups linked to CREAF have been recognised in the latest call for applications by the Agency for the Management of University and Research Grants (AGAUR) of the Catalan Government. Aquest reconeixement és un indicador de l’excel·lència del centre i els seus investigadors i investigadores.

A 70% of rice paddies in low-income countries are expected to suffer further yield reduction, compared to 52% in middle and high-income countries. Image: Rice paddy in Thailand, by Eduardo Prim, Unsplash.
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High CO2 concentration in the atmosphere impoverishes rice farmland

The high concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere reduces by more than 20% the availability of phosphorus in rice paddies worldwide, an indispensable fertiliser mineral. This puts countries with low purchasing power at a disadvantage in terms of the cost of phosphorus fertiliser, and further widens economic inequality due to CO2 emissions and impacts on geochemical processes.

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