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Frédéric Baudron

Frédéric Baudron

Systems Agronomist, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)
Since 2011 I have worked as a Systems Agronomist at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and I am now a Senior Scientist based in Harare, Zimbabwe. I trained as a tropical agronomist, but specialized as a livestock scientist and started my career working for various development programs targeting the interface between people (mainly farmers) and wildlife. I then did a Ph.D. in plant production systems. My research interests include farming system research, sustainable intensification, the impact of agriculture on biodiversity, and participatory innovation development.

Study in Ethiopia links healthy soils to more nutritious cereals

Oct 09, 2018 13:02 pm UTC| Insights & Views Health

Large fields, predictable rainfall and favourable temperatures have meant that farmers in Arsi Negele, a town in southeastern Ethiopia, have benefited from good crop yields. Their production of wheat and maize, two of the...

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Economy

U.S. Treasuries suffer on hawkish Fed September policy meeting minutes; FOMC members’ speeches in focus

The U.S. Treasuries lost ground during late afternoon session Thursday after the Federal Reserves September monetary policy meeting minutes remained hawkish ahead of the Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index for the month...

UK gilts fall despite lower-than-expected September retail sales data; BoE Governor Carney’s speech in focus

The United Kingdoms gilts fell during Thursdays afternoon session despite a lower-than-expected reading of the countrys retail sales data for the month of September. Market participants will now be looking forward to Bank...

Australia’s September unemployment rate drops to 6-year low, well below RBA’s year-end forecast

Australias strong labour market report for September saw the unemployment rate drop to a six-year low of 5.0 percent, well below the RBAs forecast of 5-1/2 percent for year end. With leading indicators for the labour...

New Zealand bonds fall at close in muted trading session ahead of China’s Q3 GDP data

The New Zealand bonds closed lower Thursday amid a muted trading session that witnessed data of little economic significance as investors remain keen to watch Chinas gross domestic product for the third quarter of this...

Australian bonds slump after September jobless rate cheers investors; lower-than-expected employment change limits losses

Australian government bonds slumped during Asian session Thursday after the countrys unemployment rate for the month of September surprisingly cheered market expectations. However, the lower-than-expected employment change...

Politics

US midterm elections: the dirty tricks used by parties to skew results in their favour

As the US midterm elections approach, its important to understand how the US has undergone a profound intensification in racially polarised partisanship. Race and attitudes about race closely align with party identities...

View from The Hill: How the government's plan to oppose Hanson's motion became a vote to support it

For Mathias Cormann, 2018 has been the annus horribilis. After emerging badly bruised from the leadership crisis, on Tuesday he took responsibility for the disastrous snafu over Pauline Hansons It is OK to be white...

Coalition trails 47-53% in Newspoll, as Ipsos finds 74% oppose law discriminating against gay students and teachers

Two new polls have Labor maintaining a commanding lead as the parliament goes into a fortnight that will see a flurry of new government legislation, including to outlaw discrimination against gay students. Newspoll...

Challenge populism: re-inventing the world together

Democracies in the world are being rocked by a new wave of populism. Many scholars correctly analyse the flaws in populist discourse and practices. Populist politicians stoke fears and hate, exacerbate divisions and...

Four fundamental principles for upholding freedom of speech on campus

It goes without saying or at least it ought to that freedom of speech should be a core value of universities. As a scholar of freedom of speech and a university academic, it has been gratifying to see so many Vice...

Science

Boyer Lectures: gene therapy is still in its infancy but the future looks promising

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the ABCs Boyer Lectures. Delivered by Professor John Rasko, the 2018 Life Engineered lectures explore ethical and other issues around gene therapy and related technologies, and their...

How we can turn the tide for women in science

For the first time in 55 years, a woman has won the Nobel Prize in physics Prof. Donna Strickland. This win has publicly highlighted that women are still under-represented in science, particularly in physics. As a...

How astrophysics could transform the treatment of cystic fibrosis and other rare diseases

Its a cruel disease which dramatically shortens life expectancy. One in 25 Europeans carry the cystic fibrosis gene and, in the UK, about 10,400 people currently have the condition. But people are living longer and longer...

Why more women don't win science Nobels

One of the 2018 Nobel Prizes in physics went to Donna Strickland, a major accomplishment for any scientist. Yet much of the news coverage has focused on the fact that shes only the third female physicist to receive the...

Could villains clone themselves to take over the world?

If asked about clones, most people think of evil sci-fi characters. However, in real life, the word clone often has broader, far more positive applications. Just as office workers replicate documents by using copy...

Technology

OnePlus 6T Release Date, Specs, Latest News: Handset Launching with Verizon Compatibility? Company Fighting for Attention vs. Major Apple Event

It seems like it is both a good and a bad week for OnePlus. The Chinese smartphone brand might soon reach more American consumers now that the OnePlus 6T is rumored to be compatible with Verizon. On the other hand, it...

'Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2' Features, Latest News: Winter Update to Add New Raid Mode

Looks like the second game in the Dragon Ball Xenoverse series is getting a new mode in the near future. According to a report from Gematsu, the latest issue of Japanese magazine V-Jump has revealed that Bandai Namco is...

Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL Release Date, Specs, Features: Is the Camera of the Device Better Than That of Its Predecessor?

The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have been officially unveiled and the event confirmed the speculated specs of the devices, to the disappointment of some of their followers. Aside from not having a headphone jack, there...

‘Soulcalibur VI’ News, Release Date: Bowsette and Geralt Appear, Fans Create Real-Life Soul Edge

Soulcalibur VI, like its predecessors, features guest characters who bring a certain level of freshness to this arcade combat simulator. In the case of the latest installment of the franchise, fans are given the chance to...

‘Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales’ News, Update: Telltale Story, ‘Gwent,’ and Tabletop Rolled into One

Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales is the latest title to come out of the brilliant minds of CD Projekt Red, the creators of The Witcher video game series; not to be confused with The Witcher book series, which was created...
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