Interview en IIASA Options Magazine, Winter 2022

Interview with our BC3 researcher Neus Escobar in the Winter 2022 edition of the Options Magazine from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), where she remains a Guest Researcher. The magazine is published biannually and features current research carried out at IIASA with highlights from the latest research news and work from across the institute. This Winter 2022 Options Magazine is on “Building trust in science for a sustainable future” and features a publication led by Neus Escobar with a team of former colleagues at the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV, Spain).

They assessed several options to improve the sustainability of rice production in a municipality located in the Delta of the Senegal river by using Life Cycle Assessment based on field data. In the interview, Neus Escobar summarizes the major implications of the study, emphasizing the role of mechanization and well-designed fertilizer application doses for improving rice production practices in West African countries, where farmers have limited access to modern technologies and agricultural input products.

The publication is the result of a Cooperation Project between UPV, Caritas Spain, and Caritas Senegal, together with the Union of Women Rice Producers of Ross-Bethio (Saint Louis, Senegal).

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