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Hexanal is a naturally occurring, six-carbon aldehyde formed from linoleic acid via the lipoxygenase pathway in plants. The plant-derived compound has been used to inhibit the phospholipase D enzyme in the skin of fruit and it is associated with the extension of shelf life of fruit. Whereas...

As a way to synthesize 17 autonomous subprojects within the Research on Open Educational Resources for Development (ROER4D) network, the "meta-synthesis" approach is outlined in this presentation. It highlights one step in the Open Education Cycle and how Archer's social realism can be used to...

Substituting synthetic antioxidant food additives with naturally occurring plant antioxidants could promote the production of safer food systems. The combined use of organic manure with urea fertilizer led to enhanced antioxidant and anti-AChE activities of the leaf polyphenolic extracts. This...

This PowerPoint presentation outlines research towards the generation of strategies, policies, proposals and actions to reduce the risk, the vulnerability and the effects of climate change in the Colombian Coffee sector. Research teams examine water quality, soil composition and land...

Social enterprises face many challenges in achieving scale. A "social franchise" such as Farm Shop combines the principles of business franchising (a replicable business system that reduces risk for entrepreneurs), with a social objective such as improving lives of smallholder farmers, thereby...

The sustainable agriculture kits (SAKNepal) project tested a model for scaling up kits of seed packages, tools and agronomic innovations to reduce female drudgery, increase crop production/income, and enhance environmental sustainability for 25,000+ hillside terrace farm households in Nepal....

Some non-profits and social sector organizations are recognizing the value of advanced data analysis and statistical modelling: collecting more detailed data can create more successful outcomes. This case study describes a pioneering social enterprise that used statistics to define key...

The presentation provides details of the extent to which Open Educational Resources (OER) use is widening access of materials to educators and students in the Global South. Research on Open Educational Resources for Development (ROER4D)'s cross-regional, nine-country study suggests that 18% of...

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