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Insect ID Workshop

Can you spot anything wrong with the book cover shown below? (The answer is below the picture.)

Yes, the insect in question is a fly, not a bee. 410 more words

Ron Miksha reblogged this on Bad Beekeeping Blog and commented:

Shared from LSE - fun piece. Thanks! Here's a re-blog from the London School of Economics' Sustainability bee blog.  It's fun, but it's also a reminder not to judge a book by its cover. (In this case, the book is better.)

Relief, joy and pride.

So that’s it. All done. A BSc in Politics and International Relations. When I saw my exam results this week my reactions were relief (because I felt a bit glass-half-empty after the exams in May), joy (at getting three results over 70%) and pride at the overall First Class Honours degree I was awarded. 421 more words

Distance Learning

What are you feeding your cow? Dairy farmers trained on feeding and feed management

Stall-fed dairy cattle (photo credit: ILRI/Nils Teufel)

Photo credit: ILRI/Paul Karaimu

Dairy production is an important sub-sector in Kenya, accounting for 8% of the GDP. However, from feed constraints to low productivity, the challenges facing smallholder producers in this value chain are many. 689 more words


End of a journey.

So my results for my third year are out. As usual, they aren’t to my expectations. Actually, they were never to my expectations. This only goes to show that University of London is very unpredictable. 741 more words

University Of London International Programmes

Tackling inequalities, the comfortable way

‘Tackle’ is one of my least favourite verbs—maybe not when it’s applied on the rugby field, but certainly when it’s used with abstract nouns and intractable social problems.  1,885 more words


Dryland restoration scaling project: Improving the productivity of dryland agriculture

Drylands restoration is one key way of improving the productivity of agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa. A poster released by scientists at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), illustrates just some of the future research funded by the European Commission and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). 54 more words


Guest blog: NPC's Dan Corry on Wellbeing over the life-course

Dan Corry, Chief Executive of NPC and What Works Wellbeing board member, reports from the Wellbeing over the Life Course one day conference run by our… 1,159 more words