Food Security in South Asia

Positioned at the southern edge of the Sahara Desert, Lake Chad drainage basin encompasses 8 countries – Algeria, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Niger, Chad, Sudan, Central African Republic, Cameroon and Nigeria. At one point, Lake Chad was the size of Israel, but over a period of 40 years from 1963-2013, Lake Chad decreased by 95% in […]

Yet Another Task-Force!

On the 16th of March, the Central government set up a task force under the aegis of NITI Aayog in order to develop a framework to revive Indian agriculture. It was decided at the first meeting that all states would set up two task forces each—one on agriculture development and another on poverty alleviation. The […]

Response to UN Secretary-General’s Synthesis Report- The Road to Dignity by 2030: Ending Poverty, Transforming All Lives, and Protecting the Planet

CUTS International welcomes and applauds the UN Secretary-General’s synthesis report on the post-2015 agenda that outlines a transformative global agenda. We recognise the steps taken by the UN to incorporate the insights of various stakeholders throughout the post-2015 deliberations and reflect the broadest possible consensus among all actors. The report has done a commendable job […]

Welcome to CUTS-SDIP Blog

Dear Readers, We are pleased to invite you to CUTS-SDIP Blog, set up under Sustainable Development Investment Portfolio (SDIP) initiative. SDIP is a developmental partnership initiative, supported by Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), and seeks to promote cooperation for water, energy and food security in South Asia, with a focus on […]