Poverty eradication


Volume 393, Issue 10171, 9–15 February 2019, Pages 19-20.

This correspondence contributes to SDG 3 (good health and well-being), SDG 4 (quality education), and SDG 5 (gender equality). In particular, this piece celebrates the female health volunteers of Nepal and expresses the importance of such roles in driving forward the health-related Millennium Development Goals and targets.

Science of The Total Environment, volume 648, 15 January 2019, Pages 669-680.

This Elsevier Atlas Award winning article explores the use of fertilisers within Africa to improve food security. It suggests critical future research directions to advance progress towards SDG 2 (zero hunger). Research and development of local and affordable fertilizers could enhance Africa's agricultural production significantly, increasing food self-sufficiency and nutrition security.

Current Directions in Water Scarcity Research, Volume 2, 2019, Pages 195-210

This book chapter addresses goals 1, 8 and 15 by focusing on rainfall index, which links insurance payouts to historical rainfall data from reliable weather gauging stations, and how it relates to crop and livestock losses. The system works in such a way that if the data shows that the rainfall amount is below the threshold, the insurance pays out. If implemented effectively, it has the potential to revolutionise access to formal insurance by smallholders.
Contributing to SDGs 1 and 8, this report discusses how the adoption of pro-growth policies tends to result in lower levels of poverty, especially through opportunities for job creation. In particular, it calls for policies that promote greater access to credit and the protection of minority investors in order to reduce such levels of poverty. 
Furthering goals 3 and 11, this study highlights the need for Hong Kong to develop more integrated, human-centric, location- and justice-based environmental policies, and the need to adopt evidence-based policy-decision-making to properly address air pollution-induced enviornmental injustice. Nominated in January 2018 for the Elsevier Atlas Award.

Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Volume 34, October 2018, Pages 43-47.

The SDGs offer oppotunities for closer environment-poverty integration. However, to be transformative, they need a broadening of measures and indicators. This paper argues that indicators should include constituent roles of environment in wellbeing and poverty, furthering goals 1 and 3.
There is overwhelming evidence that the national food system in South Africa is in crisis. This chapter contributes to goals 2 and 10 by outlining some of the key interventions that are attempting to increase food equity and sustainability.
This chapter explores goals 1 and 10 by examining whether the social sustainability enjoyed by sugar industry employees can be maintained given expanding beet production, falling world prices, promotion of healthy diets and the development of sugar alternatives.
This Elsevier Atlas Award winning article directly contributes to SDGs 1 (no poverty) and 5 (gender equality). This research piece identifies the importance of gender equality and women's empowerment for the improvement of child welfare and poverty reduction.
Focussing on SDG 1 (no poverty) and SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth), this article explores a previously neglected area of official economic statistics, identifying the importance of non-timber forest product (NTFP) sales within Northern Brazil.