Rural development

A new video of GIZ highlights the opportunities that a Landscape Approach can bring to rural areas and their communities.

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Rural development

Migration from Africa to Europe is unlikely to slow down, unless major driving forces are taken into account. Our authors address insufficient economic growth in rural Africa as a primary cause and introduce an…

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Rural development

Good rural governance is key to realising rights, leaving no-one behind and achieving sustainability of rural development programmes. Yet, it does not receive the attention it requires. In a world that is likely to miss…

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Rural development

A new FAO publication gives recommendations on how we can improve our food systems. According to the authors, achieving sustainable agriculture requires an integrated approach.

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Rural development

The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) has announced in its strategy for 2017–2021 to “support 30 million smallholder farm households in eleven countries to increase their incomes and improve their food…

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Rural development

The UN General Assembly passed a resolution in November adopting the Declaration on the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas. The majority of the states supported this.

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Rural development

After five years of negotiation, the majority of the members of the United Nations Human Rights Council have voted in favour of the Declaration on the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas.

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Rural development

The number of child labourers in agriculture world-wide has increased by more than ten per cent since 2012, driven in part by violent conflicts and disasters, according to FAO.

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Rural development

Taoyuan Village belongs to the “Happiness Green Village” scheme of the Western Hubei Eco-culture Tourism Circle, in Western Hubei Province, China. It is an example of how an attractive living environment can be created…

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Rural development

The food economy plays an important role in employment in West Africa, particularly in rural areas. This paper published by OECD takes a look at the current structure of employment in the West African food economy.

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