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Seven facts you didn’t know about the global food landscape

30/01/2020

Globally, food systems are facing a number of challenges, from climate change to a projected population of 10 billion people by 2050. Following LIDC and Nature Food’s debate Beyond Foresight to the Frontier of Food: The Global Food Landscape in…

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Are our current food systems equipped to withstand shocks?

28/01/2020

We are rapidly approaching the projected global population of 9.8 billion in 2050. As a result, we began debating the sustainability and effectiveness of current food systems, and strategising new models and policies to prepare. However, years have passed and…

Four More Development News Stories

13/12/2019

A lot has happened in the development world since our September update. Here are three of the most important events in the last few months and a couple of successful development projects for inspiration. 1) COP25 takes place in Spain…

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Who Knows Best? Unpacking the Idea of an ‘Expert’

09/12/2019

Over breakfast, a Ugandan government worker scoffed at the idea of international ‘experts’ coming to solve a crop yield issue.  “A foreigner with a degree in agriculture isn’t the expert.  The expert is the old man who farmed here his…

How can rural Pakistani communities’ electricity needs be met?

03/12/2019

Have you ever been without electricity for a day? For a week? For a month? How did you cope? 840 million people are still without access to electricity, with plenty more facing regular breaks in their electrical supply. This lack…

Working with the grassroots to push the national development agenda

19/11/2019

Malawi is one of the countries in southern Africa that could benefit from effective and efficient use of resources in ways that positively impact its citizens’ quality of life, half of whom live in poverty. As a Monitoring and Evaluation…

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CAN CHILD MALNUTRITION IN AFRICA BE SUSTAINABLY ADDRESSED?

18/11/2019

Poverty, food insecurity, and poor nutrition and health are eroding quality of life and limiting economic productivity in Africa. In 2016, when the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) era started, Africa accounted for just over 60% of global poverty. Today, it…

Applying a decolonial lens to research structures, practices and norms in higher education: What does it mean and where to next?

13/11/2019

In recent years, commentators have challenged ethnocentric and racialised paradigms of knowledge rooted in colonial histories and power politics. This reflects movements to decolonise curricula, pedagogy and theoretical thinking in higher education. However, we have given much less attention to…

TECH CENTRES IN GHANA: EXPLORING POTENTIAL GROWTH AND RISKS

31/10/2019

Africa’s population is growing and will continue to do so. Ghana alone has an estimated population of 30.4 million people and faces problems such as pollution and access to quality healthcare. As a result, it makes an interesting place to…

FORTIFIED AGAINST MALNUTRITION

30/10/2019

With soaring rates of nutrient deficiency worldwide, there is an urgent need to improve the health outcomes of the world’s population through innovative and cost-effective means. MICRONUTRIENT DEFICIENCY Micronutrient malnutrition affects high and low to middle income countries alike. Women…

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