These lessons will help avoid the "one-size-fits" pitfall in achieving a sustainable agricultural transformation agenda at the national level, and at the grass-root level in making meaningful recommendations to farmers for better yields.
The city of Nairobi's informal economy has been severely affected by Covid-19. A series of case studies conducted by the Mazingira Institute supported by WLE, showed the different ways in which some of these impacts occurred.
Challenges to water resources and nutrition security require new approaches, and a recent online workshop brought together communities from the two closely intertwined sectors to discuss the key linkages and identify a sustainable way forward.
Policy makers must look at the broader implications while researchers by nature zoom in on narrow issues, resulting in a communications malfunction between them. A recent paper on a framework for knowledge brokering aptly addresses this issue.
In Nepal, the legal quota for women’s participation in official community water management groups marks an important step towards gender equality. For meaningful change however, there also needs to be structural transformation.
Globally, land available for agriculture is shrinking due to urbanisation, and research shows that peatland can be converted into agriculturally productive land with the help of integrated water management for sustainable use.