Blog

Why natural resources matter for improving governance in Namibia

Originally appeared on Devex, written by Karol Boudreaux. If you want to see why natural resources matter for local-level democracy, look no further than Namibia. Across this breathtakingly beautiful country, a remarkable social and economic experiment has been going on for nearly two decades: devolving rights to manage and benefit from the use of natural [...]

2017-11-13T14:03:53+00:00 December 9th, 2014|Blog, Cloudburst in the News|

Food Security and the Need for Responsible Investment Guidelines

By Gregory Myers, Ph.D., Director of Private Sector Engagement Over eight hundred million people in the world do not have enough to eat. In fact, hunger kills more people every year than malaria, AIDS, and tuberculosis combined. But feeding the world’s growing population cannot be achieved through government action and public resources alone. Instead, governments [...]

2017-05-26T14:24:20+00:00 September 15th, 2014|Blog|

Innovative ways to reduce risks in farming by advancing land ownership

Originally appeared on Devex, written by Karol Boudreaux. Farming is an inherently risky business: bad weather, pests, credit constraints, and unexpected policy changes threaten farmers of all sizes. Helping farmers, particularly smallholder farmers, find better ways to manage risk is an important part of what food security programming is all about. But what if a [...]

2017-11-13T14:09:07+00:00 July 11th, 2014|Blog, Cloudburst in the News|