Crisis, resilience, and adaptation: farming and financial services in times of climate change
Climate change poses great challenges for small farmers. It disrupts their agricultural schedules and leads to lower crop yields and financial instability. The CIFAR Climate Resilient Agriculture (CRAg) working group recognizes these challenges and intends to address their needs through digital technology. It brings together different stakeholders to facilitate knowledge exchange and encourage the development of business models and start-ups that strengthen smallholder farmers’ climate resilience and adaptation.
The impact of conflict, the pandemic, and climate change on food security highlights the need for adaptation in global agri-food systems. Our new whitepaper examines how stakeholders can use and finance digital technology to address smallholder farmers’ challenges.
Five ways in which the pandemic hit women and girls the hardest
In India, the urgency of dealing with COVID-19 has diverted attention away from serious issues that women face on all fronts, including the economic fallout of the pandemic. This report explores these issues in detail with the help of public data
Vaccine hesitancy—an impending barrier to India’s COVID-19 vaccination program
As India scrambles to vaccinate its population, it faces a major barrier—vaccine hesitancy. This blog charts a three-pronged approach that combines interventions from both the demand and supply sides to address this issue.
NFHS 5 calls for urgent action on child nutrition in India
The article highlights findings from the first round of National Family Health Survey (NFHS) 5, a large scale nationwide survey of households in India, released in Dec’20. The article primarily focuses on Five major indicators of child nutrition and compares the outcome of first round of NFHS 5, covering 54% of India’s population with previously conducted NFHS, 3 and 4 in the year 2005-06 and 2015-16 respectively.
Preparing for life after COVID-19: How India’s healthcare system can better respond to future shocks
India’s public healthcare system was tested by the onset of COVID-19. How India’s healthcare system can better respond to future shocks. Here are our findings and recommendations for better future preparedness.