Tag: agriculture

The future of Agriculture: useful teaching resource/briefing on current debates

If you’re looking for a teaching resource on current debates on agriculture and development, take a look at ‘The Future of Agriculture’, a rather goodsynthesis of a two week online debate hosted by Oxfam last December. The paper, written by Maya Manzi and Gine Zwart, has a 10 page summary of the 23 posts and […]

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What is the impact of women’s collective action? Evidence from 3 African countries

Sally Baden (left, in the white shirt), Oxfam’s former Senior Adviser on Agriculture and Women’s Livelihoods, summarizes the findings of a new Oxfam report and research project on women’s collective action in agriculture. As an Oxfam policy adviser in West Africa (2001-8), I worked with many different kinds of farmer organization. These included cotton farmers, […]

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What is the impact of women's collective action? Evidence from 3 African countries

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What can DFID learn from Chinese and Brazilian aid programmes?

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Strikes, Spookytown, and a traumatic exit from feudalism: Women on Farms in South Africa

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What’s the link between land grabs, trade rules and climate change? Good new briefing from Sophia Murphy

You can rely on Sophia Murphy for crisp, credible analyses of agricultural trade and food issues. Her latest paper, Land Grabs and Fragile Food Systems, is up to her usual standard. She locates the current row over land grabs in some broader debates that have rather fallen off the agenda, namely globalization and trade rules. […]

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What's the link between land grabs, trade rules and climate change? Good new briefing from Sophia Murphy

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Does agriculture have a future? Sonali Bisht wraps up Oxfam's online debate

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Calling all Euro/Aid sceptics – here's some top quality aid from the EU

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Are global value chains really the right answer for small farmers? Great new study from IIED and HIVOS

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