02.08.16

From Pyramid to ‘Pointed Egg’?: Preliminary Observations on Longterm Rural Livelihoods & Wealth Segmentation in Morogoro, Tanzania

Fourth blog from a series on Dan Brockington’s ESRC/DfID project: Exploring long-term livelihood change in Tanzania.

19.07.16

A “Hidden Crisis”: Rural groundwater supply in sub-Saharan Africa

Dr. Luke Whaley and Prof. Frances Cleaver are part of a large consortium project researching non-functional water points in sub-Saharan Africa.

03.05.16

Rebuilding Barpak: resilience and the difficult transition from emergency relief to long-term reconstruction

One year on from the Nepal earthquake we discuss resilience and resconstruction in Barpak, the village closest to the epicenter of the earthquake.

24.03.16

Part Two: Are we there yet? Lighting fires: burning some of the assumptions about childhood

In his second blog in the ‘Are we there yet? series, Mark Waddington, CEO of the NGO Hope and Homes for Children, questions some of our assumptions about ‘childhood’ and how we define it.

04.03.16

Nutrition transition in South African cities

In the context of South Africa’s “triple burden” of disease, urban anthropometric patterns are not changing in the same way for everyone.

16.02.16

UNESCO Chair on World Food Systems – an open space without boundaries

In this guest post, Nicolas Bricas (CIRAD) and Damien Conare (Montpelier SupAgro) discuss the UNESCO World Food Systems Chair, arguing it is a space for research and exchange geared towards inventing and promoting alternative food systems.