Monthly Archives: April 2012

Land sharing and land sparing: tools for creating resilient smallholders?

Agricultural growth has historically come at the expense of land and the natural environment. This has led to increasing pressures on biodiversity, a diversity on which agriculture’s sustainability depends. Indeed agriculture increasingly relies on only a handful of staple crops … Continue reading

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Who is your international development champion?

Who is your preferred champion of international development issues? The answer, as you might expect, depends on who you are, and where you live. In a recent report for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation published in March 2012, Intermedia  set … Continue reading

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Towards Sustainable & Inclusive Growth? – European Development Days 2012

The European Commission has decided on the theme of the annual European Development Days (EDDs) 2012: sustainable and inclusive growth. The theme was announced at a stakeholder meeting I attended on behalf of Agriculture for Impact in Brussels on 23 … Continue reading

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Food Security and Climate Change: Averting the Perfect Storm

Helena Wright, PhD Student at Imperial College London writes about the new report from the CGIAR We live in a world where 1 billion people suffer from hunger, while another 1 billion people over-consume and risk chronic disease.  On top … Continue reading

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