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Olive oil, palm oil, seafood - for small producers of such goods, for example in rural parts of Asia, the cost of decontaminating wastewater to the required standard can be a heavy burden. EU-funded researchers have developed innovative photocatalytic technology to support them. Part of the work was carried out by a project partner in Malaysia.
Published: 24 January 2018
Dengue fever kills around 25 000 people every year and infects 50-100 million, according to the WHO. With incidences rising, there is a new urgency to predict where it will strike (is Europe at risk?) and who is vulnerable. Doctors also need the tools to diagnose the disease quickly, while gaining the upper hand over the mosquitoes that carry the virus would limit its spread in the first place. Between them, three EU-funded projects are approaching Dengue Fever from each of these angles in the race to save lives.
Published: 13 April 2017
Bygone Asian cotton and porcelain trade routes could have spurred the consumption of luxury goods in Europe, researchers believe, while scientific cooperation with modern Asia is still leading to new technological advances.
Published: 30 January 2017
Cassava peel, sugar cane vinasse and overripe bananas - residues such as these may be known as biowaste, but that doesn't mean they're necessarily wasted. An EU-funded project identified sources and current uses of such materials in five African countries and proposed quick, simple ways of processing them into products with higher added value.
Published: 12 October 2016
An EU-funded project is helping researchers and policy-makers in Europe and South East Asia form consortia to collaborate on sustainable food, healthcare and water management research. Projects tackle major issues, such as contaminants in food imports or the growing global threat of antimicrobial resistance.
Published: 28 October 2015
Freshwater habitats covering more than 80% of the Earth's land surface have been catalogued in an EU-funded research project, yet even in Europe our knowledge of freshwater biodiversity is far from complete.
Published: 4 June 2015
Connecting experts with their counterparts in different regions of the world and making the latest research results freely available to all is likely to represent a great boost for the scientific inquiry. The EUAsiaGrid project helped establish an Asian e-Science Grid Infrastructure that fosters access to scientific data and facilitates the creation of collaborative partnerships.
Published: 17 October 2014
Today, some 1 billion people are undernourished and 0.9 billion lack access to safe water. In addition, population growth coupled with global economic expansion is placing huge pressures on natural resources. Experts predict that by 2030, the demand for food will grow by 50% compared to current levels. To meet the UN Millennium Development Goals to eradicate hunger and poverty, it is essential to reduce post harvest losses.
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Published: 6 July 2012