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Export-ready: Helping Ghana’s small firms to trade across borders
Africa’s free-trade area is a chance for businesses to break into new markets. A project...
A drop of vanilla: Finding a way out of Madagascar’s ‘triple crisis’
Farmers trading in the popular spice rely on forest just as much. Can dialogue centred...
Ventures for richer soil: Turning organic leftovers into compost in Ghana
Farmers struggling with depleted land tap techniques to make quality fertiliser from oil palm and...
An app for apples: Safeguarding ancient fruit forests in Central Asia
Citizen science and early testing could save the world’s cradle of pome trees from fire...
Food Academy: Testing sustainability in the system for small farms
A virtual training teaches how to spot food-system bottlenecks that keep smallholders on the losing...
Set up to succeed: Training to access decent work in West Africa
Good jobs don’t come easy in Togo and Burkina Faso. Given the right support, counsellors...
Material for life: Writing an autobiography of waste in South Asia
Cities in the region struggle with mismanaged waste. Can they learn from past crises to...
“It changes the relationship”: The power of film in research for development
What happens when scientists take up filmmaking to tell stories about their work in the...
A better life off the land: Villagers join forces in Myanmar
As forest and farmland dwindle, a project bets on collective action to get smallholders on...
Rooting out invaders: A strategy against exotic trees in East Africa
A ‘selfish’ species is gobbling up pastoral land in Kenya, stirring up trouble. Ecologists and...
Conservation vs. farming: A shared vision for land in Madagascar
Farmers on the island nation face conflicting demands often shaped by global forces. Can they...
Mining dialogues: Designing a tool for healthy conflict in Africa
The business of extracting prized minerals comes with thorny negotiations. Researchers are about to put...
Homes made of coconut: Building sustainably in the Philippines
Salvaged husks are being fashioned into construction material – designed in Switzerland, made in the...
Banking on savings: Women get bargaining power in rural Rwanda
Casual workers are losing out from the country’s shift to commercial farming. Collective bank accounts...