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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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Healthy soils for global sustainable development

It takes millennia to develop fertile soils, but according to authors of a chapter on soils in the 2016 GFPR, we are losing 75 billion tons of soil globally each year, with impacts that not only hurt poor farmers, but extend well beyond the farm.

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Water, jobs, and women: The invisible links

The theme for this year’s World Water Day—“water and jobs”— is intended to draw attention to the often invisible role of water in creating and supporting jobs, and how better water supplies could create better jobs.  Nowhere is this more applicable…

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