Irrigate crops with wastewater? Installing connected water meters for farmers? Researchers are exploring these avenues to preserve the water resources of which the agricultural sector is a major consumer.
This week in A LUM LA SCIENCE, doctoral students Rhofrane Mrabti and Clément Trotobas tell us about the Ma thèse en 180 secondes competition, of which they are winners. In the second half of the programme, Paule Térès (CIRAD), a researcher at the Agap laboratory, introduces us to Arcad, the first French "bank" for the conservation of cultivated plants.
This week Thomas Kroj, a biologist at the PHIM, explains his study on the stimulation of natural immunity in plants published in Nature Communications. In the second part of the programme, Julien Fullenwarth from the ICGM explains X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy.
[Podcast] A LUM LA SCIENCE #16: From production diversity to food diversification for women in Tunisia
This week we welcome Cédric Gaillard, a researcher in economics at CIRAD, and Eric Verger, a researcher in nutrition at IRD. They are both members of the Moisa team and tell us about their study on the link between diversification of agricultural production in Tunisia and food diversification for women.
This week, Hélène Fréville from the AGAP Institute for Genetic Improvement and Adaptation of Tropical and Mediterranean Plants talks about the performance of varietal mixtures in wheat cultivation. In the second part of the programme, Charles Cunault introduces you to the food technology platform.
Economist Raphaël Soubeyran, who has studied inequality of access to fertile land as a factor in conflicts in sub-Saharan Africa, proposes a different view of the violence sweeping the African continent.