Remote sensing for irrigation in sub-Saharan Africa: Promises and pitfalls
By Jean-Philippe Venot This blog has been re-posted from Thrive https://wle.cgiar.org/thrive/2021/06/08/remote-sensing-irrigation-sub-saharan-africa-promises-and-pitfalls There is growing demand for sustainable development policy that is data driven, but our unprecedented and increasing capacity to generate large volumes of quantitative data also requires a much greater consideration of the ways these data are generated and interpreted. This, after all, determines if and […]
How do you make remote sensing data work for diverse small-scale farmers and pastoralists in diverse African contexts?
By Brittany Bunce and Maurice Beseng Figure: Pastoralists near the Sudanese village of Gallabat, close to the Metema border crossing with Ethiopia. (Photo credit: Brittany Bunce) In the last two decades, there has been a growing appeal to use data derived from Earth Observation (EO) to support sustainable development policies in Africa, especially in the […]
The original letter and reply from its authors has been published as an e-letter to Science. In order to view the original letter and the reply from its authors, please see the following link: https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/6/36/eabb2824 By Dan Brockington One of the most contentious aspects of the ‘Half-Earth’ proposals and related ’30 by 30’ campaign […]
The farmers’ protest in India: what’s it all about?
by Amrita Dasgupta, PhD Candidate, SOAS The farmers’ protest in India has been on-going for two months – and with more than half of Indians working on farms, this is a big concern, and a huge national affair. Initially it started as a regional protest in Punjab and Haryana. However, it soon turned out to be […]
Research and storytelling – how does that go together? Reflections and lessons from a memorable journey
By Judith Krauss, University of Sheffield (UK) What happens when we combine research with storytelling public engagement? I reflect on a research storytelling workshop conducted at the political ecology conference POLLEN20; and the training process leading up to it which involved 12 researchers working on environment and development issues from the University of […]
Convivial Conservation at #POLLEN20: Reflections from a fascinating double session
OCTOBER 27, 2020 CONVIVIAL CONSERVATION AT #POLLEN20: REFLECTIONS FROM A FASCINATING DOUBLE SESSION By Judith Krauss, University of Sheffield (UK) At the wonderful, all-virtual, low-carbon and inclusive POLLEN20 conference (22-25 September 2020), the CONVIVA team had the privilege of convening (Laila Thomaz Sandroni, Judith Krauss, Kate Massarella) and contributing (cf. below) to a popular double session on convivial […]