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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?
With 60% of Africa’s population working in agriculture, innovations like Esoko’s pricing apps promise to improve conditions of smallholder farmers.
Why most of the arguments against open data are short-sighted.
Open data is not a niche topic for technology enthusiasts.
New technologies open up new solutions to long lingering problems. Yet, this promise comes with risks of exclusion. How can big data be used responsibly?
Falling rice prices strongly affect the rural poor in Cambodia. Open data and freer information flows help farmers to deal with it.
Let us have critical look at the vastly popular apps that monitor the user's everyday life, diet choices and body functions.
Why is water running out in Brazil’s cities? Does the Landless Workers' Movement provide a solution to it?
DDD’s 17th issue treats the various ways how people collaborate – online and offline.
Speculative Design has a lot to offer: for instance for joystick factory workers in China.
Renowned sociologist Saskia Sassen discusses her latest book “Expulsions”
What happens when growth ends? Whether the world is heading for disaster or a golden age is a question of demographics.
Alternative economic approaches – based on commons – have emerged around the turn of the century. Are we heading towards the “ecommony”?
Very few economists anticipated the financial crisis. A new approach is needed, argues Ingrid Rieser who filmed the movement “rethinking economics”
What role can science play in progressive change? Uwe Schneidewind argues for a new knowledge production model.
Urban gardening: How a citizen-led movement transforms Cairo’s rooftops to greenery.
We talk about a decorative solution for home gardening with mushboo-founder Matt Unger.
When there's no space for farming, floating gardens are a way out of poverty.
Hans Herren, holder of the Right Livelihood Award, demands a global change of food production.
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.
We talked with Vandana Shiva about her origins, current developments in Indian and global agriculture and the future of farming.
Michael Braungart talks about the reverse character of sustainability and the actual potential of the human footprint. An interview with the founder of C2C.
Uganda’s tech industry is booming – health apps being one successful part of it, but funding is still challenging.
In spite of progress in the field of undernourishment, a new trend in malnutrition is on the rise globally: obesity.
How software can make you healthy
About education, training and promoting the rights of the handicapped in Cameroon.
AIDS is still a taboo topic in Ukraine - football is a way to overcome it.
Only one development goal will focus on health in the Post-2015 Agenda. The health community debates which is the best one.