In-work poverty and occupational mobility among ethnic minorities
Centre for the Analysis of Social Policy
Dr R Kanabar
29 January 2019
In-work poverty has become a highly topical and policy relevant issue, particularly since the financial crises. Recent evidence has shown ethnic minorities are more likely to enter and persist in poverty (Kanabar et al., 2018).
Irrigation poverty traps in the Eastern Gangetic Plains
Molecular Environmental Sciences
Dr T Foster, Prof D Polya
6 February 2019
Agriculture is central to the livelihoods of millions of rural households across South Asia. For the majority of smallholder farmers in this region, the dominant source of irrigation water supply is groundwater.
Why is small scale agriculture unsustainable in Odisha, India?
Prof J Dash, Prof EL Tompkins
12 January 2019
Recent work in Odisha, India by the two supervisors (Dash and Tompkins) has highlighted the crushing impact on agricultural rural households of chronic poverty, social-cultural systems and repeated cycles of damaging natural hazards (Duncan et al., 2017a).
Predicting African insect crop pests in real-time
Dr S White, Dr C Cobbold, Dr P Gonzalez-Moreno, Dr S Murphy
18 January 2019
Crop pests are of serious and growing concern throughout Africa, causing significant economic and dietary impacts on humans and livestock.