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Agricultural Innovation: Technology, Development, and Well-being

This research area seeks to shed light on novel technological interventions in improving rural livelihoods relative to other possible interventions, in the context of the poor, agriculturally dependent communities that define rural Africa.

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July 24th, 2013

Smallholder irrigation a development priority in sub-Saharan Africa

FSE, FSI Stanford News

FSE study finds smallholder irrigation in sub-Saharan Africa has great potential to reduce hunger, raise incomes, and improve development prospects. But investment is needed to better understand water resources and provide financial services to farmers. Read more »



January 15th, 2013

Benin solar market garden project one of five most hopeful energy projects of 2012

FSE, FSI Stanford News

FSE's Benin solar market garden project was picked as one of the most five hopeful energy stories of 2012 by National Geographic. Jennifer Burney, FSE fellow and lead on the Benin project, is a National Geographic Emerging Explorer. FSE began its partnership with the Solar Electric Light Fund in 2007 and continues to work together to spread the technology into new villages in West Africa.




September 21st, 2012

Jennifer Burney named National Geographic Explorer of the Week

FSE, FSI Stanford Q&A: National Geographic on September 20, 2012

In a Q&A with National Geographic FSE fellow Jennifer Burney talks about her continued work on solar irrigation gardens in Benin, West Africa, and other insights into the spirited personality of this accomplished environmental scientist. Read more »



April 23rd, 2012

Small-scale irrigation investments needed in sub-Saharan Africa

FSE, FSI Stanford News

95 percent of farms in sub-Saharan Africa are rainfed and rely on water from a short, 4-5 month rainy season. These conditions exist despite the fact that Africa has water, and that poor water access and distribution are closely connected to high rates of malnutrition and poverty. New investment strategies focused on small-scale irrigation systems are needed to curtail sub-Saharan Africa‚Äôs water and food security crisis. Read more »



March 1st, 2012

Benin solar market gardens: Inspiring innovation through imagery

FSE, FSI Stanford News

This annotated photo gallery displays the success story of a women's farming group in Nothern Benin who through the adoption of solar-powered irrigation pumps increased household income and nutritional intake in just one year. It is intended to inspire investment in innovative ideas that link food security, energy security, and water security in the world's poorest areas. Read more »


Benin solar market video gallery

FSE, FSI Stanford News

This video gallery features the success story of a women's farming group in Nothern Benin who through the adoption of solar-powered irrigation pumps increased household income and nutritional intake in just one year. It is intended to inspire investment in innovative ideas that link food security, energy security, and water security in the world's poorest areas. +VIDEO+
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December 5th, 2011

Fighting hunger in Africa with new methods of irrigation

FSE, FSI Stanford News

Stanford scientists are calling for investments in small-scale irrigation projects and hydrologic mapping in sub-Saharan Africa to help buffer growers from erratic weather and poor crop yields that are expected to worsen with climate change. +HTML+
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