16.10.2017

The 19th “Tropentag” at the University of Bonn, Germany, once again demonstrated that development co-operation needs to be thoroughly revised. Basic objectives such as irrigation, improved seed or the establishment of agroforestry systems remain to be important topics. However, the industrialised countries have perceived a shift in target groups from the subsistence farmer to the agricultural small-scale entrepreneur who requires not only the...

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Scientists at Göttingen University demand to rethink options for cocoa production in West Africa. Recent findings show that cocoa grown in monoculture is more resilient to drought than cocoa produced in agroforestry systems.

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Benin’s first national conference on food and nutrition security was held in mid-August 2017. The objective was to lobby the different ministries and decision-makers concerned with food and nutrition security about the importance...

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Youth

15.09.2017

Given that today, two out of five economically active youth around the world are unemployed, or work, but live in poverty, and that alone in sub-Saharan Africa, the youth population is set to double, reaching more than 350...

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Rural areas are key to economic growth in developing countries, according to the report. Thus, millions of young people in developing countries who are poised to enter the labour force in the coming decades need not flee rural...

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