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Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA) defines "Research-into-Use" (RiU) as the uptake of research which contributes to a change in policy or practice. Cyclical refection and action are crucial to ensuring that CARIAA research is relevant and used. This pocket...

The Development Innovation Fund in Health (DIF-H), through Grand Challenges Canada (GCC) explored the potential to use an outside-of-government delivery vehicle to foster development innovation while maintaining strong accountability to Parliament. GCC delivered on objectives through three...

Field schools and plant clinics are key extension tools to fight Côte d'Ivoire lethal yellowing disease (CILY) that severely impacts the livelihoods of thousands of smallholder farmers in Grand-lahou, Côte d'Ivoire. This paper describes the processes in establishing and organizing field schools...

This study contributes to the understanding of the genetic architecture of tuber sugar contents and frying color at harvest in Group Phureja. The objective was to identify novel genetic variants related with potato frying quality in loci with key functions in carbohydrate metabolism, with the...

The thrust to utilize big data for official statistics underscores the potential for generating new insights and complement existing measures. Big data can potentially revolutionize current official statistical systems in one of several ways: a) Entirely replace existing statistical sources such...

The article focuses on the challenges of terrace agriculture: lack of quality land area; erosion and loss of soil fertility; low yield; poor access to agricultural inputs and services; lack of mechanization; labor shortages; poverty and illiteracy. Agronomic strategies that help address these...

INTRODUCTION: The consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages is associated with an increased risk of obesity. OBJECTIVES: To compare the sugar content on food labels of different non-alcoholic beverages marketed in Argentina and Costa Rica. METHODS: Sugar data were collected from 13 categories of...

More than 95 per cent of women in Egypt have experienced sexual harassment at least once, but many citizens there turn a blind eye when it happens. The HarassMap project is aiming to change that attitude at home and abroad, empowering women and changing the attitudes of men in the process.

Dramatic changes in the ecosystem for international development are now pressing civil society organizations (CSOs) to invest more in knowledge to remain significant players. While the need for creative thinking and experimentation is greater than ever, there is still very little research...

The causes, conditions and consequences of poor water access in Bombay Hotel locality, a predominantly Muslim informal settlement located in Ahmedabad's southern periphery, are studied through the lens of urban violence and conflict. This is done by tracing the dynamics of urban planning and...

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