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  • IFWF3

    Third International Forum on Water and Food

    IFWF April 22, 2012 at 05:04 Comments are Disabled

    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 […]

     
  • Have you missed the story?

    Have you missed the story?

    Gender, Homepage Highlights, IFWF, IFWF3 Feed, Imported March 8, 2012 at 04:55 Comments are Disabled

    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: Myths, doubts and certainties

    Climate change in the Andes: Myths, doubts and certainties

    Andes, IFWF, IFWF3 Feed, Imported December 21, 2011 at 02:52 Comments are Disabled

    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…

     
  • One Month Later – The Director’s Post-Forum Reflections

    One Month Later – The Director’s Post-Forum Reflections

    Director's Blog, IFWF, IFWF3 Feed, Imported December 13, 2011 at 10:02 Comments are Disabled

    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…

     
  • Can we build a better dam?

    Can we build a better dam?

    Basin, IFWF, IFWF3 Feed, Imported, Mekong December 7, 2011 at 03:52 1 comment

    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.
    Firs…

     
  • Research for development vital for people of Limpopo basin

    Research for development vital for people of Limpopo basin

    Basin, IFWF, IFWF3 Feed, Imported, Limpopo November 29, 2011 at 05:05 Comments are Disabled

    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…

     
  • CoP17: Are we too late?

    IFWF, IFWF3 Feed, Imported November 25, 2011 at 04:30 Comments are Disabled

    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 …

     
  • ‘Happy strategies’ – where strategic land and water management is as simple as playing a game

    Basin, IFWF, IFWF3 Feed, Imported, Nile November 24, 2011 at 03:22 Comments are Disabled

    “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…

     
  • Alain Vidal

    Telling a Story of Change and Emotion

    Blogs, Director's Blog, IFWF November 22, 2011 at 10:07 Comments are Disabled

    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 […]

     
  • research as lever

    Research as a lever for change: it starts at the beginning of the project

    IFWF, IFWF3 Feed, Imported November 22, 2011 at 06:38 Comments are Disabled

    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 …