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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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Continue Reading 27/09/2014 at 12:06 pm 1 comment

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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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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Continue Reading 14/09/2014 at 1:19 pm 1 comment

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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Continue Reading 03/09/2014 at 1:59 pm Leave a comment

UN report: Brazil is winning

The 2014 Human Development Report showed that Brazil is one of the countries where progress has been greatest over the last 30 years. And that is not by accident, but the result of a determined policy. An anti-austeriy policy now winning converts around the world.

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Continue Reading 17/08/2014 at 7:03 pm Leave a comment

President Clinton calls for achievements on HIV and AIDS not to be an excuse to stop now

Second article by Dr. Enida Friel, from the Melbourne AIDS conference and in the aftermath of the crash of Malaysia Airlines MH17.

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‘It’s a terrible blow to Aids research – and not the first time lives have been needlessly lost’

On the occasion of the Melbourne AIDS conference, and in the aftermath of the crash of Malaysia Airlines MH17, Dr. Enida Friel of Oxfam writes that more research into Aids would help to protect the most vulnerable groups in society and also honour those who have died.

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Continue Reading 22/07/2014 at 11:25 am Leave a comment

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#floods #asia #UN Liberia is to become the first nation in Africa to completely stop cutting down its trees in return for development aid.

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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