24.04.2017

The number of people in the world facing severe food insecurity has risen dramatically since 2015. The main driving factor of humanitarian crises are civil conflicts, which often causes a rapid deterioration in the livelihoods of rural people and agricultural productivity.

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Cultivation of internationally traded foods is taking up growing volumes of non-renewable groundwater. This is leading to dwindling reserves of groundwater, posing a global threat to future availability of food and water.

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A study conducted by Helvetas on the gender role in the rice value chain in Pakistan focuses on the question whether water-efficient rice production has effects on women workers.

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Trade

20.03.2017

Trade can make an important contribution to sustainable economic development and poverty reduction provided that it can be made fair and inclusive. This is also reflected in the Sustainable Development Goals, but it is also borne...

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In many countries, a lack of access to financial services is a factor which hinders or blocks economic growth. The authors investigate how far the German savings bank model can be transferred to developing and transition...

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