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Nganyi Community Resource Centre: Community radio station broadcasts weather forecasts, climate change news to farmers in Kenya

​To mark World Meteorological Day on March 23, 2015, the Kenya Meteorological Service (KMS) launched a resource centre and radio station in western Kenya to disseminate weather and climate information.In 2006, the IGAD Climate Prediction and...

Women and militarization in South Asia: Media Research Fellowships

Panos South Asia and IDRC are working together on “Bringing Women’s Voices into the Mainstream: A Media Research Fellowship on Women and Militarization in South Asia.”  The project aims to improve the conditions of women living under the shadow of...

Minimum wages aren’t always the best way to improve social welfare

For most countries, raising the minimum wage has long been considered a way to protect poor workers and their families. In fact, this active labour market intervention is a common social protection policy in many Latin American countries. But how...

Preparing for floods on Argentina's Pampas

Over the past 50 years, floods and drought have severely affected lives and livelihoods across the Western Argentinean Pampas, a vast plain of cropland and pasture. Climate change is expected to bring more frequent extreme weather events to the...

Zero Hidden Hunger: From Nariño to Colombia

The potato is a staple of the local diet in Colombia. Government meal programs include yellow potatoes twice a week and white potatoes three times a week. In Nariño 25% of children under five years of age suffer from iron and zinc deficiency. The...

Cultivating fish for better livelihoods in Bolivia

​Fish are an important source of protein, micronutrients, and fatty acids, and have great potential to improve food security and rural livelihoods. Bolivia, a country without access to the sea, has one of the lowest rates of fish consumption in the...

Improving governance in fisheries and fish farming in the Bolivian Amazon basin

​Rural and peri-urban areas of the Bolivian Amazon basin are known for high levels of food insecurity and poverty.  But the high nutritional value of Amazon fish can make a significant contribution to food security and the local economy. In 2011, a...

Information Lives of the Poor: Fighting poverty with technology

A robust network of researchers in Africa, Asia, and Latin America has delved down to the household level to better understand the changes brought about by increased access to information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the developing...

China’s next economic plan focuses on people

As its economic growth rate slows, China also faces a widening rural-urban divide and increasing income inequality. To confront these challenges and prepare for the next planning cycle, China’s top economic planning agency invited the Asian...

Family fish farming improves quality of life in the Bolivian Amazon

Despite great diversity in freshwater fish, Bolivia has one of the lowest levels of per capita fish consumption in the world. The Government of Bolivia has recognized the potential contributions that fish can make for food security and has created a...

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