In addition to classical development activities, relief organisations like Welthungerhilfe have to increasingly engage in emergency relief for refugees. Welthungerhilfe President Bärbel Dieckmann has called on…

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This year, the European Development Days celebrated their tenth anniversary. The three-day event in mid-June 2016 focused on the implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals agenda.

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One of the biggest challenges in rural development and in rural advisory services is how to reach the 500 million smallholder farmers with relevant and high quality information and services. The results of a one-year…

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According to the International Labour Organisation (ILO), a large share of child labour takes place in family-based agriculture. However, most agricultural projects do not address child labour, even though they have the…

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To alleviate poverty and hunger in rural areas is a core political objective of the German Federal Ministry for Economic co-operation and Development (BMZ). A key element of this task is the promotion of the farming and…

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Close ties between development policy and agribusiness bear a lot of risks – both for the environment and for low-income small farmers, maintains Marita Wiggerthale from Oxfam Germany.

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No doubt advisory services play an important role in rural development. However, efforts made in establishing such services have not always met with success. Assessing local factors, recruiting suitable staff, and…

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Direct co-operation between small farms and businesses is promising. Trade and processing industries hope for access to resources, while smallholders can dream of stable outlets as well as improved management and…

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