Agriculture, Poverty, and Hunger

Developing affordable, safer and effective tools for prevenitng and controlling emergency transboundary outbreak pests of agricu

The research objective entails exploration of means and ways of developing tools for controlling pests that affect multiple countries and regions and cause significant damage to crops, pasture and other assets and thereby severely undermine food security and economic well-being of vulnerable communities and nations. The overarching goal of this research will be making emergency transboundary outbreak pests preventable ...more »

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Biodiversity, Conservation, Climate Change, & Water

Develop a good Comparative Risk Assessment (CRA) Methodology.

Grand challenge: Develop a good Comparative Risk Assessment (CRA) Methodology. CRA provides a systematic way of looking at environmental problems that pose different types and degrees of health risk. It combines information on the inherent hazards of pollutants, exposure levels, and population characteristics to predict the resulting health effects. Using data from available sources, rapid, inexpensive comparative risk ...more »

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Agriculture, Poverty, and Hunger

Microfinance for Women

Set up a network of microfinance institutions, throught out, that only loan to small holder women farmers. Keep in mind that you should not force them to show proof of property ownership or have their spouse co-sign the loan. Criteria like that cause mass discrimination against women and increased levels of food insecurity.

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Agriculture, Poverty, and Hunger

Support Linking US Private Giving to Indigenous Development Initiatives

Support web-based information platform to unleash power of US economic engagement in developing countries. Allow private giving to link to indigenous development initiatives through user controlled Google Earth information layers so that private and non-profit entities can drill down to the information they are most interested in and see what actors are already engaged, what activities are underway, and how might they ...more »

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