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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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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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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With a relatively simple improvement of the traditional Nepalese trail bridges, farmers in the Laotian province of Luang Namtha can now manage their fields more efficiently and bring their produce to the market. A…

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With its Growth and Transformation Plan, Ethiopia’s government has set itself the task of transforming subsistence agriculture to market production, with a special emphasis on supporting women and youth. What role could…

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Rural development

The mandate for the drawing up of a UN declaration for peasants and other people working in rural areas has once again been extended. Support is growing in the international community for the UN Declaration on the Rights…

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Rural development

Rural areas are key to economic growth in developing countries, according to the report. Thus, millions of young people in developing countries who are poised to enter the labour force in the coming decades need not flee…

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Rural development

The 19th “Tropentag” at the University of Bonn, Germany, once again demonstrated that development co-operation needs to be thoroughly revised. Basic objectives such as irrigation, improved seed or the establishment of…

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Indigenous women near Yanayacu, Ecuador. <br /> Photo: © David Brossard (flickr)
Rural development

Three German NGOs organised an event in September to mark the tenth anniversary of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples by the United Nations General Assembly. Participants stressed the role of indigenous…

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Helvetas, with the support of the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO, LED, ICCO and other institutional donors has implemented organic and Fairtrade cotton projects in West Africa and Central Asia for over…

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