09.03.20

Rural Poverty and Rural Assets

Evidence from Tanzania Poverty and prosperity are multi-dimensional. Using single indicators of poverty will produce distorted pictures of well-being. We show that, in rural Tanzania, one of the most common measures of poverty can systematically exclude important forms of wealth. We also show that, while the perspective change in assets offers is useful, assets are […]

07.02.18

Accounting for biodiversity’s role in promoting sustainable livelihoods

Smallholder farmers are facing a crisis.

16.10.17

Podcast: The challenges facing the Fairtrade system

Dr Sanjay Lanka

23.02.17

Famine doesn’t just ‘happen’ – and those who cause it must be held to account

Food has long been used as an instrument of power

27.01.17

Invisible irrigators: how small-scale Tanzanian farmers are making a difference

New research reveals that official statistics often don’t include irrigation set up and run by individual farmers.

11.01.17

Farmer-led irrigation in Africa: driving a new Green Revolution?

A new open access review paper on farmer-led irrigation in Africa