Remote sensing is a powerful tool that can be harnessed to understand and support the development of irrigation in sub-Saharan Africa. But without considering how data are generated and interpreted we risk further marginalizing the interests and needs of the region's smallholder farmers.
Although agriculture remains the biggest threat to biodiversity, experience suggests we can produce more food on less land without overexploiting natural resources and degrading wildlife habitats. We explore five critical factors to ensure agriculture becomes a force for biodiversity conservation.
Millions of people stand to benefit from solar irrigation – but only if it's implemented in ways that are inclusive and environmentally sustainable. A new study proposes a policy and regulation framework that supports both.
Community participation in Natural Resource Management (NRM) is greening the landscape of north-western Ethiopia, with the latest assessment of Aba Gerima watershed showing improved soil health and vegetation cover.
Based on recent WLE research, IFPRI explores the crucial role of gender in soil management, and how programs can leverage the gender factor to facilitate the adoption of technologies and practices that improve soil health.
In the lead-up to the UN Food Systems Summit, a new report from the International Food Policy Research Institute calls for investment in nature-based solutions to transform food systems, drawing on a fresh understanding of the relationship between biodiversity and agriculture.
Researchers discuss the potential of subseasonal weather forecasting – and the important role it can play to optimize agricultural production and help reduce farmer vulnerability to climate-related disasters.
A new policy paper proposes a more integrated alternative to conventional water storage strategies. This approach could translate into more reliable water supplies and enhanced resilience against a backdrop of climate change and increasing pressure on dwindling water resources.
A recent study is the first to comprehensively assess the global practice of data exchange in transboundary basins – identifying the strengths and weaknesses of current practice and helping to place data exchange at the center of transboundary water management.