Rural development

A survey among small-scale farmers in sub-Saharan African countries is bringing their voices to the UN Food System Summit. They are sending a message of optimism and caution.

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Human-wildlife conflict is as much a development and humanitarian issue as it is a conservation concern and needs more attention in order to achieve the SDGs, WWF and UNEP say.

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Rural development

Improved connectivity, not urban migration, is the best way to enhance development for people in rural areas according to this report.

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Rural development

How could the manifold potentials of the Sahel region be better harnessed? Newly published national studies by an international research team provide some answers.

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Rural development

Despite the devastating impacts of climate change on many countries, coal mining continues unabated: some 8.13 million tonnes of the fossil fuel were extracted worldwide in 2019. A visit to the villages surrounding a…

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Rural development

NGOs warn, that up to 300 million people could be affected by the new UN target to place 30 per cent of the Earth’s surface under conservation status by 2030, on which the Conference of Parties to the Convention on…

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Rural development

With COVID-19 set to plunge the world into prolonged crisis, our authors argue against top-down development approaches centred on urbanisation and industrialisation in agriculture-based developing countries. Rather, they…

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Change processes are central to the success of development projects. One of the most important conditions to reach project goals and improve livelihoods is that people start to adopt and sustain positive behaviours. For…

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Rural development

The COVID-19 pandemic calls for coordinated responses. The Global Donor Platform for Rural Development, representing 40 international donors and implementing agencies like the German Federal Development Ministry (BMZ)…

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The population of Africa will probably double to 2.6 billion by 2050. Progress in development is needed to slow this growth. A new study shows that good approaches and projects are on hand. Africa is getting ready for…

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