The cotton industry in Zimbabwe is in crisis. World market prices have collapsed, and the liberalised contract system, where numerous companies compete with each other, is failing.
Take the first SDG, ending poverty in all its forms everywhere. We start to have a pretty good idea of the things which need to be done to achieve it.
Yesterday I was invited to the first WASH-Nutrition Forum. The organisers, the German WASH Network, set it up with half of the participants from the WASH community…
One of the consistent battles I face as a researcher is the feeling of uselessness I experience in each and every interview I conduct.
As IDS director Melissa Leach delivered her inspiring, wide-ranging and thought-provoking talk – Equality, sustainability, security: Towards transformations in a global development era – to start our inaugural Global Development seminar series, I pondered the role of superheroes and development solutions.
Over the last few years we have been studying the relationships between land, markets and employment in commercial agriculture Zimbabwe.
There is a rush on for African farmland – a phenomenon unmatched since colonial times. Africa’s land rush, and the implications for rural livelihoods and agrarian change…
One of the welcome pieces of news from the 2015 Global Nutrition Report is that Bangladesh, a country with one of the highest undernutrition burdens in the world, is on course to meet global targets for stunting reduction.
A 2013 report from the World Bank — Where have all the poor gone? — showed that the single factor that lifted more Cambodians out of poverty than anything else, over the last decade, was a global increase in the price of rice.
Sierra Leone is a country endowed with mineral resources but the amount of revenue that has been generated from the sector has been quite low.