With 60% of Africa’s population working in agriculture, innovations like Esoko’s pricing apps promise to improve conditions of smallholder farmers.
To counteract climate change’s effects, the CCIS working on the local level provides stakeholders with data for adaptation.
Why African tech developers might soon overtake Europe and North America.
Business innovations in the Kenyan agricultural sector can drive people out of poverty.
Open Source Software as Ubuntu or Ushahidi prove Africa’s digital potential. How knowledge sharing alters the continent.
From the Arab Spring to Wikipedia: The use of new technologies is having a game-changing impact on collective action. Can we organise without organisations?
Humans in remote areas or sensitive situations often find themselves detached from the flow of information – Freedom Fone is a software to tackle this.
Let us have critical look at the vastly popular apps that monitor the user's everyday life, diet choices and body functions.
Speculative Design has a lot to offer: for instance for joystick factory workers in China.
DDD’s 17th issue treats the various ways how people collaborate – online and offline.
Renowned sociologist Saskia Sassen discusses her latest book “Expulsions”
Why is water running out in Brazil’s cities? Does the Landless Workers' Movement provide a solution to it?
What role can science play in progressive change? Uwe Schneidewind argues for a new knowledge production model.
Very few economists anticipated the financial crisis. A new approach is needed, argues Ingrid Rieser who filmed the movement “rethinking economics”
Alternative economic approaches – based on commons – have emerged around the turn of the century. Are we heading towards the “ecommony”?
What happens when growth ends? Whether the world is heading for disaster or a golden age is a question of demographics.
We talk about a decorative solution for home gardening with mushboo-founder Matt Unger.
Insects are a sustainable source of protein since they eat bio-waste. Entofood aims to produce insects on industrial scale. An interview with its founder.
Let's create new money to spend on climate projects.
Hans Herren, holder of the Right Livelihood Award, demands a global change of food production.
Michael Braungart talks about the reverse character of sustainability and the actual potential of the human footprint. An interview with the founder of C2C.
When there's no space for farming, floating gardens are a way out of poverty.
Urban gardening: How a citizen-led movement transforms Cairo’s rooftops to greenery.
We talked with Vandana Shiva about her origins, current developments in Indian and global agriculture and the future of farming.
How software can make you healthy
Only one development goal will focus on health in the Post-2015 Agenda. The health community debates which is the best one.
In spite of progress in the field of undernourishment, a new trend in malnutrition is on the rise globally: obesity.
Northern Iraqi society is coping with trauma of the violence. Civil initiatives offer help.
How deaf people help each other producing Solar powered hearing aids
Carlos A. Monteiro warns of the dangers of ultra-processed foods, noting that our personal and social well-being is at risk.