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Opinion/Harvesting rain to improve crops across Africa

Grounded solutions for agriculture and water use in Africa need to suit the continent’s climate and water availability. This means moving away from large-scale irrigation and infrastructure to finding smarter ways of capturing rain and improving soil health.

WRITTEN BY Lars Berg
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Opinion/Global goals need African voices

Farmers hold the key to fulfilling global goals on hunger and poverty. How can we build a more food-secure future in Africa?

WRITTEN BY David Collste & Maylat Mesfin
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Opinion/Rethinking 2017 while looking ahead to 2018

Turning the calendar to a new year, whether lunar or solar, presents an opportunity for reflection and celebration. Rethink’s editors take a stab at both.

WRITTEN BY Marika Haeggman & Naomi Lubick
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Opinion/Resilience-thinking reading roundup 2017

As the end of the year approaches, we offer you a countdown to good reads: three books from this year, two fundamental books, and one classic-to-be.

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Opinion/We all want to be resilient. Or do we?

“Resilience” has attracted different definitions over the years. Explore with us what we think it actually means to be resilient.

WRITTEN BY Belinda Reyers & Michele-Lee Moore
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Opinion/Starting with six Ps

Putting the social in social-ecological systems means getting people, place, power, and more into discussions of resilience. This requires an openness to very different schools of thought – and crossing some new frontiers in resilience research.

WRITTEN BY Katrina Brown
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Opinion/Why resilience?

With only a few days to go before the start of the science conference “Resilience Frontiers for Global Sustainability”, Stockholm Resilience Centre science director Carl Folke reflects: why resilience?

WRITTEN BY Carl Folke
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Opinion/Big donor agencies need to change. Here’s why

Despite the real improvements made in tackling extreme poverty, big development gaps persist. These reflect problems of equity, quality of services, and how to manage crises, emergencies, and complexity – and require new responses to achieve long-lasting change.

WRITTEN BY Leni Wild
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Opinion/How to eat for health and for a healthy planet

The discussions at next week’s fourth meeting of the Stockholm Food Forum will be the basis of a recipe to improve people’s health and the planet’s.

WRITTEN BY Johan Rockström
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Opinion/The roads to 2050

An ambitious international scientific initiative aims to chart the pathways from now to 2050 with a single aim: successful completion of the Sustainable Development Goals within planetary boundaries.

WRITTEN BY Owen Gaffney