Recently published report provides guidance on approaches to improving sustainability of rural community based water systems.
“The world’s population is set to grow from 7 billion today to 9 billion in 2050. The pesticide industry argues that its products – a market worth about $50bn (£41bn) a year and growing – are vital in protecting crops and ensuring sufficient food supplies.
“It is a myth,” said Hilal Elver, the UN’s special rapporteur on the right to food. “Using more pesticides is nothing to do with getting rid of hunger. According to the UN Food and AgricultureOrganisation (FAO), we are able to feed 9 billion people today. Production is definitely increasing, but the problem is poverty, inequality and distribution.” Read More
IRC recently posted on a book chapter being prepared addressing issues around progress in WASH, and in particular sanitation. The authors review failure in the sanitation sector and recommend new approaches based on sustainability science. There recommendations fit well with what Transform International is working on what respect to in-country centres. Read more…