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Tangled up in Blue

Appearances can be deceiving: There’s always a backstory, the behind-the-scenes truths of how we moved from point A to point B. How the intangible dynamics of power structures, information pathways, and spheres of influence ultimately shape policy…

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Boosting both food security and forest resources requires new thinking

Peter Holmgren is Director General,  Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) The goal of producing enough food for a growing population has long been at the top of the global political agenda. But in pursuit of this aim, agriculture has…

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Is hydropower for or against irrigation?

The answer is—as usual—that it depends! This post  is part of the  CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE)  website’s coverage of the  recent conference on “Water in the Anthropocene: Challenges for Science and Governance. Indicators,…

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Land degradation: bad for humans, bad for biodiversity

Land degradation—the loss of goods and services derived from our ecosystems, such as soil, vegetation, and other plant and animal life—not only poses a serious threat to long-term food security but puts wildlife diversity in grave danger. Taking the…

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Playing games to save water

World Water Day 2013 begins the International Year of Water Cooperation. Today, we highlight an innovative research project that helps strengthen cooperation to protect and conserve this precious natural resource.    Recently, villagers in India and…

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Geographical information systems – not just a tool for geeks

By CGIAR Consortium. Originally posted in Consortium News South Sudan’s Sudd wetland is a vast area which affects water supply, livelihoods and biodiversity far beyond its borders. Yet until recently, there was scant scientific data on this, one of…

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The World in 2050

IFPRI’s  Mark Rosegrant  and  Siwa Msangi  spoke at the conference, offering ideas on how to improve food security in the face of climate change, water stress, and other challenges. Rosegrant shared that more than one-third of the world’s population and…

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Scarce Resources Lead to Persistent Hunger

Hunger is in the headlines. A drought that swept the African Sahel left 18 million people on the brink of starvation. A food price crisis prevented families across the globe from buying enough to eat. Civil unrest and natural disasters around the…

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Water Management Solutions for Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia

The drought that parched the US corn belt this summer highlighted the devastating impact of scant rain on food production. For smallholder farmers in semi-arid areas of Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, where rain is rare or unpredictable—especially…

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A Tribute to Elinor Ostrom

Elinor Ostrom’s death on 12 June, just days before the Rio+20 conference, is an enormous loss. But her life’s work offers many lessons for the deliberations, decisions and path to progress at and after Rio. Many of the most crucial resources for a…

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