Falling rice prices strongly affect the rural poor in Cambodia. Open data and freer information flows help farmers to deal with it.
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?
Open data is not a niche topic for technology enthusiasts.
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.
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?
"Sillicon Savannah" is the new buzz term of the thriving IT and software "Made in Africa" is used around the globe.
Pastoralists in Kenya combine their traditional nomadic life with modern technologies. E-learning bridges disadvantages while preserving their lifestyle.
Speculative Design has a lot to offer: for instance for joystick factory workers in China.
Alternative economic approaches – based on commons – have emerged around the turn of the century. Are we heading towards the “ecommony”?
What role can science play in progressive change? Uwe Schneidewind argues for a new knowledge production model.
DDD’s 17th issue treats the various ways how people collaborate – online and offline.
What happens when growth ends? Whether the world is heading for disaster or a golden age is a question of demographics.
Very few economists anticipated the financial crisis. A new approach is needed, argues Ingrid Rieser who filmed the movement “rethinking economics”
Why is water running out in Brazil’s cities? Does the Landless Workers' Movement provide a solution to it?
Renowned sociologist Saskia Sassen discusses her latest book “Expulsions”
Hans Herren, holder of the Right Livelihood Award, demands a global change of food production.
When there's no space for farming, floating gardens are a way out of poverty.
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.
We talk about a decorative solution for home gardening with mushboo-founder Matt Unger.
Urban gardening: How a citizen-led movement transforms Cairo’s rooftops to greenery.
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.
Michael Braungart talks about the reverse character of sustainability and the actual potential of the human footprint. An interview with the founder of C2C.
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.
About education, training and promoting the rights of the handicapped in Cameroon.
Let us have critical look at the vastly popular apps that monitor the user's everyday life, diet choices and body functions.
Only one development goal will focus on health in the Post-2015 Agenda. The health community debates which is the best one.
Carlos A. Monteiro warns of the dangers of ultra-processed foods, noting that our personal and social well-being is at risk.
How software can make you healthy