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August 2, 2017

Your Avocado Toast Habit is (Probably) Unsustainable, But That’s About to Change

Last week, the Global Resilience Partnership announced the winners of its Water Window Challenge, in which 12 projects will share $10 million to tackle flooding in vulnerable areas.
July 5, 2017

Innovation: Poultry, dairy goats and crop variation avert drought

  That we are in a season of drought in Kenya, with food shortage experienced countrywide, is not news any more. Lack of most basic commodities, […]
March 21, 2017

Why the Momentum for Mangroves?

Last week, the Global Resilience Partnership announced the winners of its Water Window Challenge, in which 12 projects will share $10 million to tackle flooding in vulnerable areas.
December 27, 2016

In the Face of Real Disaster

Montong Ajan, a village in Central Lombok, is surrounded on three sides by mountains and to the south by the Indian Ocean. While this location makes for spectacular views, its community constantly lives with the risk of flooding, landslides and tsunamis.
October 17, 2016

Peruvian Farmers, Chefs (Yes, Chefs) Cash In On Guinea Pig Craze

August 12, 2016

The Power Of Worm Poop

On small farms and in gardens around the world, a legless invertebrate has been quietly helping crops grow — simply by eating and pooping.
July 25, 2016

Are NGOs doing enough to share data?

The nongovernmental organizations Jack Cornforth works with don’t have the capacity to generate and use data in constructive ways — let alone share it.
July 19, 2016

Plastic ponds remedy water shortages in rural Nepal

On a sultry and overcast afternoon in Kubhinde village, Beda Maya Nepal clears out the twigs and branches lying in her pond. She then takes out a bucketful of water and pours it over her vegetable garden.
April 28, 2016

In Haiti, Community-led Development Works

In March, I traveled to Haiti with other international development leaders. There is no getting around the fact the country remains mired in poverty, earthquake destruction and political instability.