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Revolutionizing the collection of household data

A pilot study shows that using smartphones to gather data can address obstacles to recall accuracy in household surveys and provide near-real-time information to policymakers and development practitioners.

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Stress-testing the global food system

A new paper models how outbreaks of rice disease in Asia might play out, and how policymakers can respond.

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Producing bioenergy doesn’t have to conflict with food security

As the world confronts climate change, demand will increase for both bioenergy and sustainable food sources. Many assume these needs conflict. In fact, though, many synergies already exist between growing food and biomass for fuel, and good policies…

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Hindsight is 20/20, can we give foresight prescription lenses?

There are many challenges confronting decision makers in building robust and effective policies. They must balance pressing short-term needs with long-run challenges. They must confront these varying demands while facing imperfect knowledge of the…

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Glamming up data for smallholder resilience in the Horn of Africa

A pile of numbers, or the key to smallholder resilience in places that need it most? A data revolution is quietly unfolding in sub-Saharan Africa and empowering sustainable development and resilience for a new generation of policymakers. Variability…

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Investigating gender dynamics in irrigation

More than 150 participants gathered at a series of workshops in Ethiopia, Ghana, and Tanzania to discuss how to improve gender parity in irrigation, focusing on identifying key guiding questions for policy makers and practitioners.

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