Arabica coffee: Researchers develop new database to better identify more climate-resilient plants

As climate change threatens coffee farming, experts at Nestlé, the world’s largest food company, are exploring how advanced data science and artificial intelligence can help select and breed more climate-resilient crops. Together with researchers from scientific institutions in Brazil, France, the US and elsewhere, they have published their latest findings in the journal Nature Genetics. Among the researchers were Professor Peter Florian Stadler, Director of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Bioinformatics (IZBI) at Leipzig University, and Dr Jan Engelhardt from the University of Vienna, who worked at Leipzig University during his doctorate.

Quelle: IDW Informationsdienst Wissenschaft