11.08.21

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 […]

15.07.21

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 […]

19.02.21

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 […]

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