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  • 11 Jul 2018
  • By: Multiple
Promoting more efficient agriculture: legal form of Slovakian farms

What can be done to encourage agricultural enterprises to become more productive? This column reports research showing...

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  • 04 Jul 2018
  • By: Lise Byskov Herslund
Towards water-resilient cities in Africa

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) relating to urban areas state that everybody has the right to a...

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  • 27 Jun 2018
  • By: Andrew Rylance
Financing conservation: making the business case for protected areas

The geographical spread of protected areas across the planet has increased in recent years as part of global efforts to...

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  • 20 Jun 2018
  • By: Michael Geruso
Open defecation, anaemia, and the challenges of improving sanitation

Open defecation, which remains common in India, has many costly and terrible consequences for human health. These...

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  • 13 Jun 2018
  • By: Andreas Georgiadis
Promoting better nutrition for adolescent girls in poor countries

Millions of children in poor countries are of low height for their age because of inadequate nutrition. But when in a...

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  • 06 Jun 2018
  • By: Multiple
Designing more effective financial products for the poor

Microfinance is often heralded as a panacea for poverty in developing countries, but in order to design more effective...

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"Innovations go beyond technology. Policy innovations are also critical as they can help to make priorities of both human health and the environment. Governments should eliminate subsidies for nutrient-poor foods and convert those funds to investments for more nutritious crops such as fruits and vegetables."

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