Rural development

Unlock the potential of African entrepreneurs for accelerating Africa’s industrial transformation, says the African Economic Outlook 2017.

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Rural development

Negotiations at the UN Human Rights Council conclude with deepened understanding of rural peoples’ rights and with the UN Intergovernmental Working Group gearing up for a 5th session. This was reported by the…

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Rural development

In late April 2017, Germany’s Federal Development Ministry (BMZ) invited around 600 guests from 45 countries to the G20 Conference “One World – No Hunger. Future of the rural world” in Berlin. The meeting centred on…

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A young smallscale farmer in Kamboi village, Rift valley, Kenya. <br> Photo: ©IFAD/Susan Beccio
Rural development

A large amount of global food supply is produced by small farms. Furthermore, areas with small farms provide a high diversity of food commodities. Researchers found that micronutrient production in these areas is higher…

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Insufficient cooling systems are among the chief constraints many small-scale dairy farmers in the Global South are faced with. Quite frequently, milk is rejected by collecting centres or processing plants. Germany’s…

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Roberto Ridolfi, Director for Sustainable Growth and Development of the EU Commission, at the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development Annual Asembly. <br/> Photo: Gudrun Barenbrock
Rural development

This year’s Annual General Assembly (AGA) of the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development focused on the transformation of rural development in the light of the Sustainable Development Goals. The organisers of AGA…

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How can food and nutrition security benefit from social protection schemes such as cash transfers, public works and school feeding programmes, was in the focus of a GIZ workshop that took place in July in…

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States must invest in rural people, technology, infrastructure, social protection and - especially - strong institutions, says IFAD report.

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Global economic downturn is causing 38 million more people to remain in extreme poverty than previously thought. Almost all of the countries with large numbers remaining in extreme poverty in 2030 will be in sub-Saharan…

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A new study shows to where and to what extent palm oil plantations could be expanded, while avoiding further deforestation in pristine and carbon-rich tropical forests.

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