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  • 15th May 2018

    Imagine all the snows of Mount Kilimanjaro had melted

    At the HyCRISTAL AGM in Kampala last month, climate change researchers were talking about 40-year horizons, where we did an exercise in small groups to each imagine the consequences of one of a list of possible scenarios. We were given our scenario and asked to work back to what we would have to do now, […]

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  • Maize growing in Malawi

    23rd November 2017

    by Dai Clegg

    How new technologies can make a difference to rural smallholder farmers.

    Some of you may have seen this piece on the BBC about “How missing weather data is a ‘life and death’ issue”. It’s about tech start-up Kukua, and the weather stations they have installed in Tanzania to help provide local commercial farmers with better forecasts. Kukua is a business with a rather unusual business model: […]

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