Are we ready for ‘Climate Smart Agriculture’?

Is “Climate Smart Agriculture” the next big thing? Irish Aid has supported a new international alliance on CSA, but many CSOs are worried.

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2015 – The European Year of Development

On 1 September, Dóchas submitted the National Activity Plan for the “European Year of Development” 2015 to the European Commission Representation. Find out what that is all about.

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In search of the next big “super food”?

One of the recurring securities of the “global development” sector is that, every so often, someone claims to have found the silver bullet. Most recently, there are many that claim that Teff, a grain variety grown mainly in Ethiopia, is the new solution to global malnourishment.

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Seeds in farmers’ hands: escaping poverty through diversity and local knowledge

An uplifting story of how indebted farmers in the Philippines regained control of their livelihoods, and their lives.

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Irish over-estimate the amount of foreign aid – yet still support it

Earlier this week, Dóchas published the results of the latest Ipsos MRBI research into public attitudes to global development. The results are very positive – and very much in line with previous research in the country.

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With the current Ebola outbreak severely impacting on the country's economy, the temptation for Liberia to turn to logging to raise cash is enormous.

Now the Norwegians and the Liberian government have signed a deal that they both believe will protect the forests into the future.

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