Shortly before the 3rd International Forum on Water and Food (IFWF3) convened in Tshwane, South Africa during November 2011 demographers at the United Nations announced that the world population had surpassed seven billion. Shortly after IFWF3, world leaders gathered in Durban, South Africa for COP17 to focus on climate change […]
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It is not just about “engendering” research projects for the sake of rhetorical equality; it is about how robust your research is.
Women play crucial roles in guaranteeing food and water security. In developing countries, they comprise more than 60…
Climate change in the Andes is shrouded in myths that risk concealing the real issues
By Alejandra Visscher
It’s a myth that rising temperatures and the melting of glaciers in the Andes is the main factor influencing water availability.
This finding em…
A month after our third Forum, what sticks in my mind? It was an intense week, rich in encounters, sparkling debates and a blossom of new ideas. Our Forum’s Policy and Impact Panel helped us better understand who we are, what we do, and how we impact…
An interview with Mr Pech Sokhem, representative to Cambodia for CPWF-Mekong
By Songpol Kaopatumtip
Do you think it is possible to build a better dam?
As an optimistic person I can say yes. But there are certain conditions that have to be met.
Research for development in agriculture can answer pressing questions about food and water security in an increasingly changing climate, says the president and chief executive of South Africa’s Agricultural Research Council (ARC), Dr Shadrack Moephu…
Interview with climate change expert Belynda Petrie
It is no secret that food security depends on water security and that climate change is impacting on both. The question is whether these issues will be addressed at COP17 in Durban. Is there still …
“The score never interested me, only the game.” -Mae West
There is nothing as practical as a good theory. And there is nothing as strategic as a game one might say, judging from the interest that the ‘happy strategies’ game generates among se…
Nine years ago, nineteen research and development institutions established one of the most comprehensive investments in the world on water, food and environment research for development. Today their vision has taken root and continues to grow. The CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF) has carried out more than […]
From the first day of the Forum, it was clear that change is a key theme in the Challenge Program on Water and Food’s research for development (R4D) deliberations. As one of the panellists debating the relevance of R4D said, “Knowledge is just the …