Game-changing water solutions for the Middle East and North Africa

SUBMITTED BY CLAUDIA W. SADOFF ON WED, 11/22/2017 | CO-AUTHORS: ANDERS JAGERSKOG Also available in  العربية The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) have become a hotspot of unsustainable water use, with more than half of current water withdrawals in some countries exceeding the amount naturally available. This could have serious long-term consequences for the region’s growth and stability. Solutions for narrowing the …

Gains for grains

By T V JAYAN. Published on July 4, 2017 An agri project handholds farmers as they turn climate smart Saving our farms from the devastating impacts of climate change is an ardent task, given the latter’s unpredictable bearing. But the number-crunching by multiple scientific groups all over the world has unanimously agreed that the unprecedented heating of the planet would …

South Asia’s climate hazard hotspots

Mapping risks and estimating impacts on people and agriculture Extreme climate events are taking a heavy toll in countries around the world, destroying lives and livelihoods. Since the late 1980s, the frequency of such disasters has increased – from an average of 195 per year during 1987-1998 to 338 per year during 2000-2011, according to researchers at the Centre for Research …

Norman E. Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program (Borlaug LEAP)

Program Description The Norman E. Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program (Borlaug LEAP) is currently accepting applications from sub-Saharan African students conducting research on topics related to the US Government’s global hunger initiative — Feed the Future.  All topics related to agriculture (as defined by Title XII) and the Feed the Future initiative are admissible. ABOUT THE PROGRAM The Borlaug LEAP offers …

Giving soils a voice

Written by: By Juliet Braslow, CIAT Soils Research Area Coordinator, October 27, 2015. We don’t directly drink or breathe soil, so it’s often forgotten as we trample over it. Raising awareness and inspiring action for promoting and protecting our soils has been a central focus throughout this International Year of Soils (IYS). We need healthy soils for a healthy life because …

Enhancing Productivity and Livelihoods among Smallholder Irrigators through Biochar and Fertilizer Amendments at Ekxang Village, Vientiane Province, Lao PDR

          Sign Up For Email Updates Enter your email address: Follow IBI About IBI IBI Programs Connect Learn Resources News Contact Us Donate Join Search this site:   Submitted by daniel_chapman on Tue, 02/10/2015 – 20:58 Title Enhancing Productivity and Livelihoods among Smallholder Irrigators through Biochar and Fertilizer Amendments at Ekxang Village, Vientiane Province, Lao PDR …