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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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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