Impact Stories

Our research is already making a difference to poor people’s lives around the world. Find out how our evidence and tools led to on the ground solutions with real development impact…

ESPA in East and Southern Africa
May 2015

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.

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ESPA in South Asia
November 2014

Find out how ESPA projects in South Asia are tackling the regions most important issues; food security, water security and climate change

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The Decision Network
June 2014

Knowing why people choose to use resources in particular ways is essential to achieve sustainable management.

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ESPA in East Africa
November 2013

ESPA’s research in East Africa focuses on the complex interplay between nature and livelihoods.

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Remote control
September 2013

Technology is allowing once isolated mountain communities to monitor and shape their environment.

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Cutting back on cutting down
August 2013

Bringing science and people together has produced an effective alternative to REDD+ for Bolivia's government.

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Doing justice to poverty and ecology
July 2013

Conservation and poverty alleviation can go hand in hand, but only if issues of justice are addressed.

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Sugar rush
July 2013

Will the environmental impact of sugarcane be sweet or leave Ghana's poor with a nasty aftertaste?

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Unearthing history, preventing disaster
March 2013

Long-term regional records of ecological and economic change can inform development planning.

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