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  • 2020

    Homes made of coconut: Building sustainably in the Philippines

    Salvaged husks are being fashioned into construction material – designed in Switzerland, made in the Philippines, supporting local farmers.

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  • 2020

    Banking on savings: Women get bargaining power in rural Rwanda

    Casual workers are losing out from the country’s shift to commercial farming. Collective bank accounts could be a way out of the ‘poverty trap’.

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  • 2020

    Mining dialogues: Designing a tool for healthy conflict in Africa

    The business of extracting prized minerals comes with thorny negotiations. Researchers are about to put impartial evidence on the table to tackle mistrust.

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  • 2020

    Conservation vs. farming: A shared vision for land in Madagascar

    Farmers on the island nation face conflicting demands often shaped by global forces. Can they work through discord and reimagine a future for their land?

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  • 2020

    Public monitoring of the economic, social and environmental effect of industrial mining

    Bugger, F., Bezzola, S., Hochet, P., Salavezza, J. (2020) Public monitoring of the economic, social and environmental effect of industrial mining. r4d Policy Brief 2/2020.

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  • 2020

    Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs) in Agro-industrial and Smallholder Farming Systems in Kenya

    Jacobi, J., Kiteme, B., Ottiger, F. (2020) Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs) in Agro-industrial and Smallholder Farming Systems in Kenya. r4d Policy Brief 3/2020.

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