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Using Big Data to Help Combat Malnutrition in Africa

  Dr. Debisi Araba, CIAT   In this guest blog for the #SDG2countdown campaign‘s week on SDG2.2: ending malnutrition, Dr. Debisi Araba outlines a new big data initiative designed to detect malnutrition before disaster strikes. Dr. Araba is a member of the Malabo Montpellier Panel, set up to provide evidence and promote dialogue for better outcomes in …

Sharing results of a project to increase farmers’ production in Senegal

Workshops reveal successes, inform agricultural policies APRIL 17, 2017 BY ANNA VANDERKOOY, KATE AMBLER, SUSAN GODLONTON AND ALAN DE BRAUW Since 2014, IFPRI’s Markets, Trade and Institutions Division has partnered with FONGS, a federation of farmers’ associations in Senegal, and GRET, an international NGO, to test a pilot program that provides smallholder farmers with cash …

A new era for development

By Jeremy Greenstock Chairman, United Nations Association – UK, Natalie Samarasinghe Executive Director, United Nations Association – UK Making the SDGs count will require global cooperation, public involvement and effective institutions that transcend the buzzwords of “partnerships”, “engagement” and “reform” The adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris agreement on climate change …

‘Rural women are the backbone of sustainable livelihoods,’ Ban declares on International Day

Women in Assouba, rural Côte d’Ivoire, preparing igname (yam) to sell. UN Photo/Patricia Esteve 15 October 2015 – Marking the International Day of Rural Women, the United Nations today affirmed the role of women as significant and crucial for the progress of rural households, local and national economies. “They are farmers and farm workers, horticulturists …

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