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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

Promoting Decent Work Worldwide

Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi spoke at the conference “Promoting Decent Work Worldwide through Sustainable Supply Chains” hosted by BMZ and BMAS.

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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

Technology has made interactions among people increasingly easy, and “sharing” has become a buzzword in development policy as well. Is the “shareconomy” challenging modes of production? Can the promises of “open development”, “open data” and “open democracy” be kept? What are the opportunities, but also the hidden dangers behind these ideas? The spirit of sharing is not an exclusively new phenomenon. It exists especially in traditional communities, where the common organization of land and labor guarantees solidarity and minimizes exclusion. These thoughts have been picked up by the debate on “commons” that seeks to apply them to an urban and industrialized context. DDD #17 will explore the concept of “sharing” from a variety of perspectives.

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