Policy Briefs archive results 1-20 of 57 in Sub-Saharan Africa
Developing innovation systems, rather than technology transfer, can benefit small farmers and promote agricultural development in Africa.
POLICY BRIEF | 9 July 2012 | EN
Careful assessment and policies on genetically modified crops could contribute to agricultural development and food security.
POLICY BRIEF | 21 June 2012 | EN
Organising research into different types of knowledge can promote decision-making based on evidence from a range of sources.
POLICY BRIEF | 27 April 2012 | EN
The Rio+20 Secretariat's analysis of S&T trends and achievements since the 1992 Earth Summit points to ways of accelerating progress.
POLICY BRIEF | 16 March 2012 | EN
Technology and scientific research can help communities in the developing world build resilience to disasters.
POLICY BRIEF | 29 February 2012 | EN
Scientists can help advance policies to promote agricultural practices that can reduce emissions and boost yields.
POLICY BRIEF | 24 January 2012 | EN
City planners can find a way to use existing evidence and deal with uncertainty in designing strategies for climate change adaptation.
POLICY BRIEF | 9 December 2011 | EN
Rio+20 is an opportunity to focus on harnessing scientific evidence and good governance to improve the management of water resources.
POLICY BRIEF | 22 November 2011 | EN
Learning from experience can help Zambia build on past successes in using ICTs and reach those most in need.
POLICY BRIEF | 7 October 2011 | EN
Scientists can help smallholder farmers get more out of their crops in changing food markets.
POLICY BRIEF | 1 September 2011 | EN
Climate change adaptation initiatives can be built into water management programmes to protect water resources in Africa.
POLICY BRIEF | 1 July 2011 | EN
Planting trees in dryland regions can negatively impact biodiversity, and policies must promote the practice on a smaller scale.
POLICY BRIEF | 18 April 2011 | EN
Nutritional interventions can improve health, save lives and boost economic growth but only if implemented before the age of two.
POLICY BRIEF | 20 January 2010 | EN
Better land and water management could improve yields and help developing countries mitigate and adapt to climate change.
POLICY BRIEF | 10 December 2009 | EN
Reducing the global burden of HIV/AIDS relies on increased funding, more research and targeted prevention strategies.
POLICY BRIEF | 1 December 2009 | EN
Providing more and diverse water storage infrastructure is crucial to securing reliable water supplies in the face of climate change.
POLICY BRIEF | 26 November 2009 | EN
Agriculture, forestry and other land uses in Africa can help mitigate climate change while providing co-benefits.
POLICY BRIEF | 8 July 2009 | EN
Advice for policymakers in southern Africa on how to improve pesticide use and reduce the risks they pose to human health and the environment.
POLICY BRIEF | 6 November 2008 | EN
South–South research collaboration can be a powerful strategy for boosting scientific capacity and achieving common goals. But it should not be embraced uncritically, says Athar Osama.
Better integration of science and policy in Africa is crucial for effective adaptation to climate change, concluded an international workshop.
POLICY BRIEF | 30 July 2007 | EN