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Supporting Pastoralism and Agriculture
in Recurrent and Protracted Crises

Mark is the SPARC Executive Director, based at Cowater.

He has more than 20 years of experience in research, management, and leadership. Before his current role, he led the Water, Climate and Environment group at Cowater International.

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Farmer field day - International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas Ethiopia - CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Features

A global crisis is affecting food prices for millions far beyond Ukraine

The war in Ukraine is helping to push up food prices globally. SPARC Executive Director Mark Redwood discusses how we can support pastoralists in Africa to build their resilience to shocks.
Women Sell Cassava Flour at Market, Abuja / Image: IFPRI/Milo Mitchell, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Features

The Russia-Ukraine War: What will happen to food prices, and what can we learn from prior shocks?

Read here about the effects of the Russian-Ukrainian war on commodity prices (wheat and fertiliser) and policy implications for countries in North and sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East
A farmer harvests sorghum seeds in Sudan. News

Innovation for food security and nature in climate-vulnerable drylands

SPARC supports the goals of a new international campaign on ‘Transforming agricultural innovation for People, Nature and Climate’. Find out why supporting innovation in farming matters.