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South Asia is the most populous region on the planet, home to around 25% of the world’s population living on only 3% of the world’s land.
It has some of the fastest growing economies in the world. Agriculture, natural resources, forests and fisheries are the foundation of its population's prosperity and wellbeing.
Find out how ESPA projects in South Asia are tackling the regions most important issues: food security, water security and climate change.
Knowing why people choose to use resources in particular ways is essential to supporting sustainable management. Read about results and impacts of ESPA research on 'the decision network'.View More
Foreign investment into biofuels has boosted Ghana’s sugarcane industry. Will this potentially lucrative crop make life sweeter for the country’s poor - or will its environmental impact leave them with a nasty aftertaste?
ESPA supported the first research study on the impact of climate change on biofuel production. The modeling framework developed will be used across other crop production systems in Africa.View More
Agriculture and fisheries in East and Southern Africa support the livelihood of millions and are particularly important for poor rural communities. In this region, however, the pace of change is fast, the population is growing, weather patterns are changing and governance and global markets are driving changes to the traditional pastoralist way of life.View More