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Judging the beans in the Guatemalan heights

By Alexandra Popescu |CCAFS |February 13, 2018 | Stepping up participatory practices in the Climate-Smart Village of Olopa. The narrow path to the fields doesn’t cut us any slack. It … Continue Reading Judging the beans in the Guatemalan heights

Women are the foundation for change in rural Ethiopia

By Mulunesh Tsegaye | January 9, 2018 | CIMMYT Feature The idea that “Educating women/girls is nothing but a loss,” used to be a common sentiment amongst members of rural Ethiopian communities where … Continue Reading Women are the foundation for change in rural Ethiopia

‘Bad-ass business women’ bring solar empowerment to Nepal

By Lucy EJ Woods | Published on 15/06/2017 | 4:57 PM | NGO that helps women overcome cultural taboos and start their own clean energy businesses to be awarded prize in London ceremony “People … Continue Reading ‘Bad-ass business women’ bring solar empowerment to Nepal

The Humble Banana Transforms an Entire Community in Eastern Zimbabwe

By Doreen Hove, Adam Silagyi, Emma Siamena | USAID – Zimbabwe | Dec. 18 2017 Once these farmers learned to turn their banana crops into commercial enterprises, word spread to their neighbours … Continue Reading The Humble Banana Transforms an Entire Community in Eastern Zimbabwe

Seeds of Hope

By Neha Khator | USAID| January 8, 2018 Improved seeds and better access to water have proved a winning combination for these Indian farmers. Three spokes in his back wheel have almost … Continue Reading Seeds of Hope

Be Inspired: 10 of USAID’s Best

Here’s how our actions, ideas, and passions helped empower people and expand opportunity around the globe this year From responding to Hurricane Maria to announcing a unique way to fund our … Continue Reading Be Inspired: 10 of USAID’s Best

Welcoming Alena Kalodzitsa

Please allow me to introduce Ms. Alena Kalodzitsa.  Alena has decided to come on board as one of our Technical Specialists in the capacity of the Economic Development & Social Policy … Continue Reading Welcoming Alena Kalodzitsa

Welcoming Mairi McConnochie

We are excited to welcome Mairi McConnochie to INDESEEM INCORPORATED. She holds a Master’s degree in Health, Population, and Society from the London School of Economics (LSE), with a focus in … Continue Reading Welcoming Mairi McConnochie

Commodity-dependent developing countries need to boost efforts to diversify their economies

Without policy change, these countries risk falling short of achieving sustainable development by 2030, UN report warns 11 December 2017, Geneva/Rome – Without a renewed commitment to policy change, commodity-dependent developing countries … Continue Reading Commodity-dependent developing countries need to boost efforts to diversify their economies

Moving closer to achieving climate-smart future for Southeast Asia

Written by Nguyen Thu Hang (Viet Nam News) on Dec 6, 2017 Fostering learning and sharing knowledge and experiences across Climate-Smart Villages and projects in Southeast Asia. Based on the CGIAR … Continue Reading Moving closer to achieving climate-smart future for Southeast Asia

Better farmer access to machinery eases crop residue burning in India

by Julie Mollins / November 14, 2017 EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) — In conjunction with recent state regulations outlawing the use of fire to destroy field crop waste in northwest India, some farmers … Continue Reading Better farmer access to machinery eases crop residue burning in India

Urban Wastewater for Food Security – Averting the Next Health Crisis in Africa

Analysis By Christopher A. Scott Wastewater from sewage that is churned out by expanding cities and towns worldwide helps meet food security globally, especially in developing regions.  It is the one … Continue Reading Urban Wastewater for Food Security – Averting the Next Health Crisis in Africa

Global use of wastewater to irrigate agriculture at least 50 percent greater than thought

With 885 million consumers exposed to health risks, the study calls for urgent investments in improved sanitation. Date: July 5, 2017, Source: IOP Publishing Summary: The use of untreated wastewater from cities to irrigate … Continue Reading Global use of wastewater to irrigate agriculture at least 50 percent greater than thought

Local Actions Lead The Global Efforts To Address Climate Change

By Park Won-soonMayor of Seoul ~ Park Won-soon is the mayor of Seoul, South Korea and a board member of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy. Date: 06/27/2017 03:38 … Continue Reading Local Actions Lead The Global Efforts To Address Climate Change

SYMPOSIUM ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH IN ASIA-PACIFIC

25-28 JULY, 2017 | 9AM – 5PMFacebook Twitter LinkedIn Mail Organiser(s): RMIT, Manchester Metropolitan University, HAW Hamburg RMIT 124 La Trobe St. Melbourne The Symposium at RMIT University is designed to foster and … Continue Reading SYMPOSIUM ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH IN ASIA-PACIFIC

Fighting Hidden Hunger in Tanzania: Provitamin A Maize Platform is Launched

By Joyce Maru – Capacity Development & Communication Specialist (BNFB project – CIP) In Tanzania, Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) is considered a major public health problem requiring appropriate nutrition interventions. … Continue Reading Fighting Hidden Hunger in Tanzania: Provitamin A Maize Platform is Launched

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