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Natural Resources Management

The 21st century has woken us up to the reality that our planet of infinite riches is in fact finite and vulnerable. Natural gas, water, minerals, forests, fish, the very air we breathe – all are subject to the vagaries of human desires and government policy.  We urgently need dialogue on every aspect of maximizing our limited resources, including how gender factors in, the role of corporations, and traditional vs. modern management systems.

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  • 09 April 2018
  • Post by Elueze, Isioma
Improving agricultural policy through greater use of research evidence

Knowledge from research can enhance agricultural policy-making and strengthen national agriculture systems. But as this column explains, it can be a...

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  • 05 April 2018
  • Post by Furman, Eeva
Integrating ecosystem services into land, water and urban management

How should local communities think about the role of ecosystem services in supporting human wellbeing, particularly in the face of climate change and...

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  • 01 April 2018
  • Post by Multiple
India’s transition from agriculture and the growing informal sector

The process of economic growth in India is dispossessing millions of small-scale traditional agricultural and non-agricultural producers, who mostly...

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  • 22 March 2018
  • Post by Fan, Shenggen
Innovations in food systems: the key to human and planetary health

Food systems – the technical, economic, social and environmental processes and actors through which we feed the world’s population – are at the heart...

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  • 05 March 2018
  • Post by Saghir, Jamal
Africa’s agriculture: time for a transformation

Sub-Saharan Africa has a huge opportunity to grow more food through sustainable agriculture. This essay explains how seizing this moment will create...

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  • 26 February 2018
  • Post by Multiple
Diversity for farm resilience and food security: evidence from Finland

Efficient use of resources is important for farmers – but so too is diversity of farms to ensure sustainability and resilience. This column reports...

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  • 19 February 2018
  • Post by Oehler-Sincai, Iulia Monica
Should China’s Belt and Road initiative cross the poles?

China’s Belt and Road initiative seeks to promote connectivity and cooperation between countries, regions and continents. This column outlines some...

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  • 13 February 2018
  • Post by Multiple
Natural resources and economic growth: the research evidence

Can large reserves of oil, coal, diamonds, uranium or other natural resources be translated into national prosperity? This column provides an...

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  • 08 February 2018
  • Post by Patsiaouras, Georgios
Tackling global water shortages: economics, politics and cultures

Effective water supply is likely to emerge as one of the most urgent environmental issues for the twenty-first century. This column outlines...

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