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STANFORD—Rural farmers in sub-Saharan Africa live under risky conditions. Many grow low-value cereal crops that depend on a short rainy season. A lack of rain can trap them in poverty and hunger. Reliable access to water could change the farmers’ perilous situation. Stanford scientists are calling for investments in small-scale irrigation projects and hydrologic mapping [...]

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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — Each day in Tanzania, 220 people — most of them children — die of complications from malaria, a curable disease. In part those deaths occur because health facilities in extremely rural areas throughout sub-Saharan Africa have immense problems keeping the anti-malarial drugs in stock. That reality is unacceptable to [...]

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