agriculture

How My Internship Helped Me Collect Material for Tales I Can Tell as a Grandma

by |September 11th, 2018

India has had a rich history of storytelling, especially oral traditions. Stories intertwined with personal narratives have been a medium to pass down cultural values and traditions to future generations. The greatest epics of the land—the Ramayana and Mahabharata—have been passed down for centuries with these picking up historical (most often, inaccurate) anecdotes along the way as they steered through time.

Women in Science

by |September 10th, 2018

The United Nations emphasizes how fundamental gender equality and the role of women are for delivering on the promises of sustainability, peace and human progress.

Taking a Leap of Faith

by |September 10th, 2018

I had no idea of how to build a website from scratch. Given my background in software engineering, my mentor at CCSR trusted that I would be up for the challenge. Still, I was intimidated and worried that it would not work out well, but I accepted the challenge.

Continental Research Cannot Lose Sight of the Local Perspective

by |September 8th, 2018

Climate change is a global problem, and yet its effects and people’s ability to adapt are inherently local. Given this mismatch in scales, how can continental-scale research take local perspectives and differences into account? Additionally, how can research at a continental scale provide useful information for local climate adaptation strategies?

Farmers and Scientists Have More in Common Than You May Think

by |August 27th, 2018

As the world’s population increases, it will put more pressure on food resources. That makes it more important than ever to have accurate weather predictions that can help increase productivity.

Making My Problems Your Problems, Too

by |August 7th, 2018

Gender inequalities are easy to dismiss because they are often highly complex, easily misunderstood or overlooked, and/or simply viewed solely as a “women’s problem.” Yet those women experts in gender issues have made great strides in identifying methods that can acknowledge gender differences while also enhancing project effectiveness.

To see is to believe: Truth or myth about youth, agriculture and climate change

by |August 1st, 2018

Youth, agriculture, and climate change might not seem like a logical pairing, but they fit better than you might expect.

Technology Improves Female Farmers’ Agricultural Productivity

by |November 1st, 2016

Seeing is believing, literally. Videos can help provide female farmers improve agriculture gains in low income countries.

The Climate-Smart Village in Northern Vietnam is a Triple Win Solution

by |October 18th, 2016

Vietnam is one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change in the entire world. From sea level rise to saltwater intrusion to flooding to drought, the impacts are numerous and will likely be severe.

Soil is Not Sexy But it’s What Really Matters in Africa

by |September 23rd, 2016

Much of the Sub-Saharan Africa suffers from poor soil, poor crops, poor water quality and poor livestock health. These all contribute to poor human health and stagnant economic development. There have been very few changes in farming practices over the last 30 years in the region largely because farmers are trapped in poverty. This is leading to increasing food insecurity, water scarcity and environmental degradation. What can be done to change this situation? The answer lies in the soil itself.