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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Rural development

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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Rural development

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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Rural development

Based on a four-dimensional approach - diversification of farming systems, seed accessibility, capacity building and gender integration - the International Crops Research Institute (ICRISAT) intends to improve resilience…

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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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