Posts tagged ‘Agriculture’

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

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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Continue Reading 14/09/2014 at 3:44 pm 1 comment

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

Aid alone will not end Poverty – As we keep undermining its effectiveness

A new report highlights the EU’s track record in Development. Europe is a very big, and very good, aid donor. But is that enough?

“The big picture is fairly straightforward. Europe has generous and effective aid programmes, and makes a distinct contribution to global environmental challenges. But Europe’s policies on trade (especially agriculture), security and sharing technology have much less positive impact on development.”

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Continue Reading 07/12/2012 at 6:57 pm 3 comments

Can the world feed 7 billion people?

An overview of some of the key arguments made in relation to the growing world population.

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Continue Reading 31/10/2011 at 8:10 am 2 comments

World Food Day – Time to remember the politics of Hunger.

Addressing world Hunger means recognising, and addressing, the political nature of Hunger.

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Continue Reading 15/10/2011 at 8:46 am 1 comment

Singing the praise of the humble potato

Today is National Potato Day in Ireland – a country that knows the link between hunger, poverty and the potato all too well.

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Continue Reading 25/08/2011 at 2:01 pm 3 comments

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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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