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PARTICIPATE with RECIRCULATE & ACTUATE – International Research Communications Webinar

Communication

In February 2021, the focus of our PARTICIPATE engagement was communication, and more specifically research communication. On 24th February our International Research Communications Webinar explored challenges and best practices for communicating research work across the communities and the wider audience. Hosted by Dr Akan Odon and the RECIRCULATE team, the webinar featured specialists from Kenya, […]

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PARTICIPATE with RECIRCULATE & ACTUATE – International Policy Webinar

The 2021 PARTICIPATE programme kicked off on 25th January with a webinar exploring some of the challenges and opportunities for environmental researchers interfacing with policy in Africa. Hosted by Dr Akan Odon and the RECIRCULATE team, the webinar featured specialists from Kenya, Ghana, Malawi and the UK. Each guest-speaker shared their experience of working with […]

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Advisory Board “virtual” meeting

The RECIRCULATE Advisory Board met online over two days (19th and 21st January 2021), chaired by Dr Ahmed Hamdy, the Executive Director of the African Union, Scientific, Technical and Research Commission (AU/STRC). All other Board members were in attendance virtually from Kansas City in the east, to Nairobi in the west for the meeting which […]

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RECIRCULATE newsletter launched

This month, the RECIRCULATE team launched a newsletter which will be distributed monthly and will feature project news and upcoming events from the UK, Ghana, Nigeria and beyond. The January edition of the newsletter highlighted research progress our work packages achieved in 2020 as well as capacity building activity. Some of the most notable events […]

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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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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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ACTUATE website launched

Contaminated watercourse

ACTUATE has launched its website. ACTUATE works closely with schools, universities, research institutes, NGOs and SMEs to show how a circular economy positively impacts on human health and the environment. The new website showcases the development of the project’s anaerobic digestion demonstration systems in Accra, Ghana and Benin City, Nigeria. Led by Lancaster University and […]

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Research study begins on effect of novel irrigation techniques & nutrient source on tomatoes

Irrigating tomatoes in Ghana

The RECIRCULATE team is pleased to welcome Bright Mayinl Laboan to the project. Bright will be leading research at the CSIR Water Research Institute, Accra, Ghana aiming to investigate the opportunities to manage water and nutrients in crop production through different irrigation approaches (Fixed furrow Partial Root Zone Drying (PRD) and Convectional Furrow Irrigation (CFI)) […]

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Research study begins on the commercial potential of irrigation scheduling in Ghana

The RECIRCULATE team is pleased to welcome Gilbert Osei to the project. Gilbert’s research at the CSIR Institute for Industrial Research will explore the commercial potential of irrigation scheduling in Ghana. The project comprises of social research and an experimental field trial. The social research will be conducted to determine the commercial potential of demand […]

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Research study begins on effect of novel irrigation techniques on greenhouse gas emissions

Rice field trails

The RECIRCULATE team is pleased to welcome Dr Abdul-Rauf Malimanga Alhassan to the project. Abdul-Rauf will be leading the implementation of experiments assessing the effects of microbial dynamics in Ghanaian rice cultivars on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This experiment will take place at the CSIR Crops Research Institute in Kumasi, Ghana and is under WP3: […]

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