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Fertilizer and manure containing phosphorus help crops grow, but when phosphorus runs off into surface water it can lead to algal blooms and dead zones, damaging water quality for people and wildlife. Current conservation programs aim to reduce water pollution, but do not quantify reductions or track water quality improvements. We’ve got a better idea: […]

Milwaukee River Pay-for-Performance Project Factsheet

The Reducing Phosphorus Loads from Agriculture project is piloting an innovative approach to reducing phosphorus loss from agricultural land by providing flexible, performance-based incentives that benefit both farmers and the environment. This project factsheet contains more information about the project.

South Sudan Literacy Instructional Materials Literature Review

The South Sudan Room to Learn (RtL) project is a five-year, USAID-funded project, led by Winrock InternaConal and supported by FHI 360. The goals of RtL are to: a) improve and expand safer educaCon services for children and youth; b) enhance relevance and promote learner wellbeing; and c) strengthen quality and management at the county […]

Pauline Kangoro Moringa Producer

At 60 years old, Pauline Kangoro is leading a movement in her village. Pauline heads a group of 30 women moringa producers and together they are raising a moringa frenzy in their village of Koukouldi in central west Burkina Faso.

Rainfall and Crop Modeling to Improve Rice Farmers’ Yields in Indonesia (2011-2012)

In Indonesia, agriculture — particularly the food-crops sector — is extremely susceptible to climate variability and change. Rice is a staple crop and is produced mainly through smallholder farmers, whose livelihoods are highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. To improve resilience to climate shocks and ensure sustainable crop yields, the John D. Rockefeller […]

Valuing the Ecosystem Services Provided by Mangroves in Bangladesh

In 2014, Winrock’s John D. Rockefeller 3RD Scholars Program held a competition for applied research concepts to assess the current value of mangrove ecosystem services in the Sundarbans of Bangladesh, as well as changes that are likely to occur due to climate change and other impacts. This is a summary of the team that was […]

The Reference Level for Guyana’s REDD+ Program

This document presents Guyana’s submission of its reference level (RL) for deforestation, and forest degradation due to timber harvesting practices for results-based payments for REDD+ under the UNFCCC. In this document, and accompanying technical reports, Guyana has submitted detailed information on its historic emissions and projected emissions.

Land Use in a Future Climate Agreement

Estrada, M., Lee, D., Murray, B., O’Sullivan, R., Penman, J., and Streck, C. 2014. “Land Use in a Future Climate Agreement.” Prepared with support from cooperative agreement # S-LMAQM-13-CA-1128 with U.S. Department of State. This report is in support of the ADP negotiations on a post-2020 agreement and focuses specifically on the role of emissions […]

Analysis of Approaches for REDD+ Verification

Streck, C., Harris, N., Hayward, J. and Brown, S. 2013. “Analysis of Approaches for REDD+ Verification.” Prepared for U.S. Department of State under cooperative agreement #S-LMAQM-13-CA-1128. In this paper, the authors present three approaches to REDD+ Verification, with varying levels of effort and involvement by experts and parties.

Smart Water Investments for Health and Wealth: Funder Webinar

For over two billion people living in absolute poverty, water is everything. Access to safe and sustainable water increases peoples’ resilience and improves their health and livelihoods by supporting their basic needs — from drinking, hygiene, and sanitation to food production and income generation. Unfortunately, the way in which policymakers and water sector architects design […]
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