Science communication: You sabi say nobi evri bodi sabi speak did oyibo, Yen nyinaa enka brofo!

Image containing speech bubbles with phrases in local languages

In recognition of International Mother Language Day, Nigel Paul reflects on the experience of the RECIRCULATE team in addressing the challenge of science communication to stakeholders in their own language. Over recent months RECIRCULATE and its sister-projects have highlighted several “International days” relevant to our projects, and there are more to come. 8th March is […]

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RECIRCULATE Knowledge Exchange Workshop

Field demonstration

With increasing dry-spells and irregular rainfall patterns, as a result of climate change, coupled with rapid increase in bio-waste generation, there is the need for finding more innovative, efficient and conservative farming methods and technologies to properly manage water and nutrient resources while protecting the environment. As part of research under RECIRCULATE WP3, CSIR Water […]

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Eric Mensah conducting experiments in Lancaster Environment Centre

RECIRCULATE research explores ways of improving African rice production and protecting the climate. Although RECIRCULATE is focussed on the circular water economy, much of our interdisciplinary research and development is also very relevant to helping reduce global heating caused by greenhouse gas emissions.  Within the project, the main link between water and greenhouse gas emissions […]

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Bringing a little corner of Africa to Lancaster

Dr Ryan Edge at Lancaster University Labs

RECIRCULATE post-doc Ryan Edge shares the joys and challenges of growing rice at 55°N Have you been enjoying the blogs in The FLOW?  I certainly have, they have helped me see the ‘bigger picture’ of all we are doing in the GCRF-funded RECIRCULATE project. I know that’s one aim of The FLOW- to share our […]

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Communicating Research – Part Two: It’s good to listen

Group discussion on the various irrigation scheduling technologies

Working with local communities for wider adoption of agricultural technologies in rural Africa In the first part of this blog I described the challenge of food security in Africa and the need for better knowledge exchange between researchers and stakeholders, including farmers and growers.  I wrote about our knowledge exchange activities at Crops Research Institute […]

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Communicating Research – Part One: It’s good to talk

Knowledge exchange program at Akumadan, April 28th 2020

Working with local communities for wider adoption of agricultural technologies in rural Africa There is no doubt that having access to sufficient nutritious food remains an urgent priority for many millions of people across Africa. The 2020 Global Report on Food Crises (GRFC 2020), published by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation in August 2020, […]

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2020 Annual Meeting goes virtual

Photo montage 2020 virtual meeting

The RECIRCULATE 2020 Annual meeting, originally scheduled to be hosted by the University of Benin, Nigeria, was conducted as a series of online events due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. Each of the RECIRCULATE research workpackage teams and the project administrative team produced recorded updates detailing activity in the last 12 months. The ACTUATE project also […]

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RECIRCULATE Encourages Stakeholders to have their say on Water-Efficient Irrigation in Ghana

Group CSIR picture

Researchers and growers working together to co-design research for improved irrigation systems for sustainable food production For the GCRF-funded RECIRCULATE project, working with stakeholders is central to the success of our research. The overall aim of the project is to help deliver some of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We recognise that we […]

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How can our research findings help farmers?

A farmer irrigating crops, Mankessim irrigation scheme project

The RECIRCULATE project, work package 3, is developing eco-innovative technologies for optimizing water usage in food production, but how can we ensure the potential benefits are realised by the communities for which they’re intended? Water is a basic necessity for plant growth and its availability is fundamental to food production.  Irrigation scheduling plays an important […]

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