Gender equity

04.09.2018

Feminism, food sovereignty and agroecology are inextricably linked for the Brazilian feminist organisation SOF – Sempreviva Organizacão Feminista. We wanted Miriam Nobre, SOF Co-ordinator for the Ribeira Valley, a region in the...more

Gender equity

04.09.2018

In June 2017, Canada launched its Feminist International Assistance Policy. Canada's Minister of International Development, Marie-Claude Bibeau, explains what her country seeks to achieve with it and why we cannot afford to leave...more

Agroecology

25.06.2018

Given the well-documented advantages of agro-ecological systems both for human beings and for the environment, they should really have found much swifter and more comprehensive application than has been the case. Our author does...more

Agroecology

25.06.2018

Civil society organisations throughout Africa are campaigning for agroecologial and indigenous approaches to maintain food sovereignty. But their umbrella organisation, the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA), warns...more

Agroecology

25.06.2018

In both developed and developing countries, policy stakeholders are tussling with the question of whether to promote agroecological intensification or sustainable agricultural intensification to deal with the multiple burden of a...more

Youth

15.09.2017

Mr Beger, the German Development Ministry put the topic of “Rural Youth Employment” on the G20 Agenda. How happy are you with the results of the Hamburg Summit?The adoption of the G20 Initiative for Rural Youth Employment is a...more

Youth

15.09.2017

The Malian consultancy company Live Your Dream seeks to promote young people’s participation in all areas of public and business life. With courses and coaching programmes, enterprise founder Alfousseni Sidibe wants to provide...more

Youth

15.09.2017

Samadi Rutherford runs a small agropastoral and fish farm in northern Benin. The AgriSam company he has founded specialises in the production and sale of animal feed, but is also a start-up centre for young agricultural...more

Youth

15.09.2017

Founded in 2014, the Zambian company Good Nature Agro has set itself the goal of making the income of local smallholders sustainable. Local community leaders are trained as private extension agents who train farmers in improved...more

Youth

15.09.2017

In the “Business Space”, “Promotional Space” and “Learning Space” of the African Coworkers business association in Lomé, Togo, young entrepreneurs can receive clients, engage in marketing and join further training programmes....more

Youth

15.09.2017

What contribution can the private sector make to training and employing young people in the Global South? Rural21 talked to Alina Gumpert about training systems, corporate culture and young people’s aspirations.more

Youth

02.08.2017

How can rural youth be persuaded not to relocate to the cities? Our author highlights the potential for fostering entrepreneurship and creating role models.more

Digitisation

16.06.2017

Digital technologies no doubt hold a great potential to trigger changes in African agriculture. But the euphoria over digitisation must not eclipsethe issue of who actually benefits from new developments and whether they are not...more

Trade

21.03.2017

How to create win-win situations when engaging with small-scale farmers? An interview with Anja Wolff from Reismühle Brunnen, an integrated Division of Coop, the second largest retailer in Switzerland.more

Rural women

08.03.2017

Despite much progress in maternal health, especially in the course of the Millennium Development Goals, a large number of mothers still die each year in the context of pregnancy, child birth and post-partum period in India. The...more

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