Check out this video series on land reform in Zimbabwe by Institute of Development Studies’ (IDS) Ian Scoones and his research team.
Over the last decade land reform has radically reconfigured the agrarian structure in Zimbabwe, with major impacts on production. This was made worse by recurrent droughts and the withdrawal of … Continue Reading ››
By Daniel Bornstein
Daniel Bornstein is a sophomore at Dartmouth College interested in global food security. He has written columns on international development issues for PolicyMic.com, the Merrick Herald (Merrick, N.Y.), and College News Magazine. He was named a national semifinalist in the 2010 Intel Science Talent Search … Continue Reading ››
An image of a dried-up Yongding River (Source: Beijing Nangong Tourist Attractions).
Yongding River is the parent river, the main segment of a river system that is fed by smaller tributary rivers, of Beijing. For more than 3,000 years, the river provided drinking water to the locals and nourished … Continue Reading ››
Diana Lee-Smith is a founder of the Mazingira Institute, an independent research and development organization based in Nairobi, Kenya. She carried out the first survey of urban agriculture in Kenya in 1985 and has over 20 years of experience in research, policy, and advocacy work on urban poverty, gender, development, and environment issues. Lee-Smith has … Continue Reading ››
Universal energy access is fundamental to achieving Haiti’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as greater access to energy facilitates progress in education as well as poverty and mortality reduction. The dynamic development strategy embodied in the MDGs is ineffective unless accompanied by affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy services provided by a capable electricity distribution … Continue Reading ››
Hamburgers, pizzas, french fries, and sugary drinks-in today’s fast-paced world, these foods have become staples for many Americans. But this unhealthy diet has led to an increase in chronic health problems such as obesity, diabetes, heart attacks, strokes, and high blood pressure. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly … Continue Reading ››
The Transforming Cultures Project is proud to release a new sustainability education scenario for the world renowned board game, The Settlers of Catan
. The scenario Catan: Oil Springs
is available at www.oilsprings.catan.com
Go to Source