Small ruminants such as goats require less labour and land use than cattle, so they are an important source of food and economic security for livestock smallholders in developing countries. However, small ruminants are also susceptible to many diseases.
Monitoring elected officials' expenses, reducing corruption, providing cheaper medicine: "citizen geeks" think they can change people's lives in the poorest countries by using data stored on state servers. Here's how.
Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 15:00
Research in Action
Peacebuilding, conflict resolution, and reconciliationJustice and securityGovernance
As governments and businesses around the world struggle to guarantee the safety of their citizens and employees, many are turning to private security companies (PSCs). In the English-speaking Caribbean, PSCs now employ more people than the police forces. However, regulating such firms remains inconsistent.
Research shows that an integrated approach to dengue control—focusing on ecological, biological, and social factors—can reduce vector densities while empowering communities to tackle the conditions that put them at risk.