The Power of Indigenous Leadership

Stephen Hall -

“Ensuring local ownership through genuine partnership with local communities and ensuring the participation of women - two of the principal keys to success” Christine Sililo has the elegance of the late Princess Diana and the astuteness of Hilary Clinton - not the kind of inhabitant that immediately springs to mind in a place where 83% of people are in poverty and 53% of children are stunted. But the Barotse floodplain in Zambia is just such a place and it is where you will find Christine and her family.

Rio +20: Reflecting on progress for fisheries and aquaculture

Stephen Hall -

On the 20th Anniversary of the first Rio Earth Summit it is time to reflect on our progress in putting fisheries and aquaculture on sustainable footings and the lessons we have learnt so far In 1987 the Brundtland Commission articulated perhaps the central global challenge of our age - how do we achieve development outcomes that meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs?

Acidifying oceans and the future of molluscs: implications for food security?

Stephen Hall -

Some of the threats posed by climate change can appear rather esoteric or abstract. One of these is ocean acidification - it is not immediately obvious why we should care. A recent paper by Sara Cooley and colleagues give a good example of why the threat of changing ocean chemistry matters.