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CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems

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Thrive Podcast brings you interviews with experts in agriculture and the environment. We explore how farmers and researchers work together to make food supplies more sustainable in an era of large, fast-moving changes. Visit us at wle.cgiar.org/thrive/podcast

Latest Episodes

Trouble for tapioca: Cassava in Vietnam

Cassava, or Tapioca as it is more popularly known, is a very important staple crop in Vietnam, as well as most of Southeast Asia. This robust crop is facing some serious threats, in the form of pests, depleted soils, and unsustainable farming practices.

11 MIN2017 JUL 18
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Trouble for tapioca: Cassava in Vietnam

Reporting from Paris: Youth solve pressing landscape challenges

One of the highlights of this year's Global Landscapes Forum in Paris was theDragons Den session, hosted by theYouth in Landscapes Initiative.Eavesdropping from the workshop to the final pitches was Andrew Johnstone.

22 MIN2015 DEC 23
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Reporting from Paris: Youth solve pressing landscape challenges

A social science approach to agricultural dilemmas

Why are many apparently simple, technical solutions to agricultural problems not widely adopted? Why don't people change their behaviour when provided with information that ought to be useful? In this episode of the Thrive podcast, Katherine Snyder from CIAT, shares her views on silver bullet solutions to dilemmas in agricultural development.

16 MIN2015 NOV 30
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A social science approach to agricultural dilemmas

Water rights re-examined

On this Thrive podcast, we discuss water rights withTim Williams and Alan Nicol of IWMI. What are the consequences of leaving water out of large-scale land acquisition agreements? And what about another type of human right: the right to water for crops?

17 MIN2015 NOV 10
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Water rights re-examined

Preparing for hotter, colder, wetter and drier

Hovering over almost all of the discussions at Stockholm World Water Weekwas the question of climate change, and one of the few aspects of climate change we can be absolutely certain about is that things are going to become more variable.Claudia Ringler and Jeremy Bird join us on this episode of Thrive Podcast.

14 MIN2015 OCT 5
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Preparing for hotter, colder, wetter and drier

Podcast: Bringing soils back to life: A conversation with Deborah Bossio

On this episode of Thrive podcast, we sit down with CIAT'sDr. Deborah Bossio, who has spent the last 20 years working at the nexus between soil and social sciences.

20 MIN2015 AUG 13
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Podcast: Bringing soils back to life: A conversation with Deborah Bossio

Podcast: Restoring an invisible lifeline: soil

The latest episode of the Thrive podcast takes a close look at the ground beneath our feet. Soil, on which terrestrial life depends, is often ignored precisely because it is everywhere and yet invisible.

20 MIN2015 JUL 8
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Podcast: Restoring an invisible lifeline: soil

Podcast: Andrew Noble on feeding the future

It is no coincidence that we're launching the Thrive podcast today, World Environment Day. The theme this year is sustainable consumption and production, and that's exactly what drives the podcast's first guest: Andrew Noble, Director of the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems.

24 MIN2015 JUN 5
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Podcast: Andrew Noble on feeding the future

Re-thinking resilience in the Fogera region of Ethiopia

During his time in north western Ethiopia, Dr. Steven Prager observed the complex relationship between upstream and downstream farmers in the Fogera region of Ethiopia. His results, he said, were unexpected. Dr. Prager discusses the relationship between farm plot location and resilience in this podcast.

4 MIN2014 MAR 18
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Re-thinking resilience in the Fogera region of Ethiopia
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Latest Episodes

Trouble for tapioca: Cassava in Vietnam

Cassava, or Tapioca as it is more popularly known, is a very important staple crop in Vietnam, as well as most of Southeast Asia. This robust crop is facing some serious threats, in the form of pests, depleted soils, and unsustainable farming practices.

11 MIN2017 JUL 18
Comments
Trouble for tapioca: Cassava in Vietnam

Reporting from Paris: Youth solve pressing landscape challenges

One of the highlights of this year's Global Landscapes Forum in Paris was theDragons Den session, hosted by theYouth in Landscapes Initiative.Eavesdropping from the workshop to the final pitches was Andrew Johnstone.

22 MIN2015 DEC 23
Comments
Reporting from Paris: Youth solve pressing landscape challenges

A social science approach to agricultural dilemmas

Why are many apparently simple, technical solutions to agricultural problems not widely adopted? Why don't people change their behaviour when provided with information that ought to be useful? In this episode of the Thrive podcast, Katherine Snyder from CIAT, shares her views on silver bullet solutions to dilemmas in agricultural development.

16 MIN2015 NOV 30
Comments
A social science approach to agricultural dilemmas

Water rights re-examined

On this Thrive podcast, we discuss water rights withTim Williams and Alan Nicol of IWMI. What are the consequences of leaving water out of large-scale land acquisition agreements? And what about another type of human right: the right to water for crops?

17 MIN2015 NOV 10
Comments
Water rights re-examined

Preparing for hotter, colder, wetter and drier

Hovering over almost all of the discussions at Stockholm World Water Weekwas the question of climate change, and one of the few aspects of climate change we can be absolutely certain about is that things are going to become more variable.Claudia Ringler and Jeremy Bird join us on this episode of Thrive Podcast.

14 MIN2015 OCT 5
Comments
Preparing for hotter, colder, wetter and drier

Podcast: Bringing soils back to life: A conversation with Deborah Bossio

On this episode of Thrive podcast, we sit down with CIAT'sDr. Deborah Bossio, who has spent the last 20 years working at the nexus between soil and social sciences.

20 MIN2015 AUG 13
Comments
Podcast: Bringing soils back to life: A conversation with Deborah Bossio

Podcast: Restoring an invisible lifeline: soil

The latest episode of the Thrive podcast takes a close look at the ground beneath our feet. Soil, on which terrestrial life depends, is often ignored precisely because it is everywhere and yet invisible.

20 MIN2015 JUL 8
Comments
Podcast: Restoring an invisible lifeline: soil

Podcast: Andrew Noble on feeding the future

It is no coincidence that we're launching the Thrive podcast today, World Environment Day. The theme this year is sustainable consumption and production, and that's exactly what drives the podcast's first guest: Andrew Noble, Director of the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems.

24 MIN2015 JUN 5
Comments
Podcast: Andrew Noble on feeding the future

Re-thinking resilience in the Fogera region of Ethiopia

During his time in north western Ethiopia, Dr. Steven Prager observed the complex relationship between upstream and downstream farmers in the Fogera region of Ethiopia. His results, he said, were unexpected. Dr. Prager discusses the relationship between farm plot location and resilience in this podcast.

4 MIN2014 MAR 18
Comments
Re-thinking resilience in the Fogera region of Ethiopia
the END
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