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“No human right is violated more frequently than the human right to food. Roughly 800 million people throughout the world still suffer from hunger. Two billion people are malnourished. It is agriculture that offers the ultimate key to ...


Table of Contents Issue #16Featured Articles #16

The Vibrant Sciences of Biodiversity

We talked with Vandana Shiva about her origins, current developments in Indian and global agriculture and the future of farming.

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"A New Generation is Emerging"

Ibrahim Mayaki, CEO of NEPAD talks about the possibilities to strategically design Africa’s future and the role agriculture will play in a transformation.

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Lima’s New Cuisine

Food trends in Lima involving traditional and indigenous dishes are altering the identity of the nation.

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Preserving Our Land

Seed banks are a vital insurance for smallholders’ livelihood. A journey to Santiago Yaitepec shows the need and benefits of local, agricultural self-aid.

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Good Reason for Optimism

Kofi Annan identifies the two most important challenges for Africa's future development in this urgent and inspirational call to action.

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Food and Development Go Hand in Hand

Welthungerhilfe’s president Bärbel Dieckmann on her vision of a world without hunger and insecurity.

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“The Narrative of Development has Changed”

OECD Development Centre Director Mario Pezzini analyses recent trends in development cooperation and the challenges for Africa’s agriculture.

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Hipster’s Hype, Smallholder’s Reality

Due to rising demand, quinoa production and prices skyrocketed in the last few years.

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Chapters #16

Beyond the magazine

“We can’t just leave solutions to the politicians“

Conference on Religion’s Contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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More than research

Anthropologists get a very special understanding of people’s lives and culture during their field work. Transformations Blog collects their impressions.

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Challenges for the Media – from Information to Participation

Just a blink of the eye in world history, the 40-year existence of the Internet has been revolutionary.

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Interview: Development Aid is Not All Plain Sailing

5 questions to Andris Piebalgs

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Coming Issue of DDD

As the global population grows, so do most cities. More than 53 % of the world’s population already lives in an urban area – an ascending trend. Especially in poor regions, people often move to cities to start a new life. The urban lifestyle has evolved into an ideal in global pop culture. At the same time many cities face challenges to include all habitants and provide enough infrastructure and public space. How do governments respond to these transformations? What innovative ideas emerge to make cities part of a climate-friendly transition? What does the ‘global city’ look like?

As part of the discussion around this year’s UN-HABITAT (United Nations Human Settlements Programme) conference in October, DDD will tackle these questions and give insights into the broad topic of “Cities”.

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