Water touches everything and this pandemic is no exception. Safe water and improved sanitation at home are more than a convenience. They can save lives. There are significant ramifications on the health and survival of households particularly in impoverished communities

American writer and artist Brian Andreas wrote in one of his stories: “I like geography best… because your mountains & rivers know the secret. Pay no attention to boundaries.” About 263 river basins that connect two or more countries testify to

Through globalization, the world is becoming increasingly interrelated, as is the chance to volunteer and advocate across borders. Yet, with this interconnectedness comes difficulties as well as perils. Many programs that advertise the opportunity to volunteer abroad come with a steep

This article was originally published by Development Alternatives Blog Series — Alternative Perspectives. The original article can be found here. A popular TED talk by the founder and promoter of the Social Progress Index, describes the potential for achieving the very ambitious and

Forty years since India gained independence, what has really changed for the farmers of today? Farmers incomes are still too low, India needs to at least double farmers' income. During this crucial post-independence period, agriculture contributed 45% of the country’s

A successful Story from Kerala, India - by James T.J, Sijo Jose, Sanoop , Stebin K, Dr Hubby Mathew of Peermade Development Society, Idukki , Kerala, India.    Based on local problems and needs in Kerala, India, innovative farmers and local communities have

Over the years, I have been attending meetings, capacity building programmes, and input or asset distribution schemes for farmers at various platforms. Invariably, in all forms of programmes we continually find that women are largely missing, unless these programmes are

In an agrarian country like India, agriculture is often projected as an occupation or livelihood for approximately 60% of the population, neglecting the fact agriculture supports the life of the entire population. Agriculture and allied sectors have tremendous potential for

Editors note: This article was co-written by Anne De Lannoy and Jane Kronner. In late 2017, Cyclone Ockhi sank or damaged nearly 500 fishing boats off the southern coast of India, leaving more than 350 people from the country’s Tamil Nadu

Architecture is so often a luxury afforded only to the wealthy. However, good design should be a universal right that can change the everyday lives of those living in the lowest most vulnerable societies. So often, it is the children

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