The Indus Basin is a system that supports a great number of people within and beyond its borders, but it is a system under considerable biophysical, social, economic and political stress. Planning for the future of this ever-changing, over-stretched system requires an open dialogue between scientists and policy makers.
In a study of water projects in Western Nepal, Stephanie Leder and Floriane Clement found that community dynamics impacted planning processes. As a result, more marginalized and disadvantaged women are less likely to benefit from improved water supplies.
Ahead of the 11th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA11), Daphne Nansambu looks at an aging agricultural population in Uganda and considers why so many youth are migrating away from farming, as well as what can be done to keep them in the sector.
Gender dynamics are deeply rooted in value systems, history and social practices. A new participatory training helps communities unpack the root of these dynamics in order to improve understanding and encourage dialogue.
December 18th was International Migrants Day. IWMI and WLE are working on migration issues in Asia and are holding a out-migration dialogue in China. Here is a photo story of male out-migration and its effects on agriculture.
Smallholder farmers are both men and women; in many regions, women farmers increasingly make up the majority. Despite the many institutional, social, and economic barriers faced by rural women, they have the potential to change agriculture to be more climate adaptive.