Chede et l’ESCAIA : Vers une plateforme de commerce équitable

« PAYSAN DU MIDI » – Vendredi 3 décembre 2010: Si les agriculteurs français se sentent étranglés par les intermédiaires et la distribution, qui, estiment-ils souvent, réalisent d’importantes marges sur leur production et leur laissent les miettes, que dire des producteurs africains ? Leurs produits, importés en Europe notamment, leur sont généralement payés à . . . → Read More: Chede et l’ESCAIA : Vers une plateforme de commerce équitable

World Disasters Report 2010 – Focus on Urban Risk

Published by The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

The signs of our vulnerability to urban risk are everywhere.

An earthquake can bring hospitals, schools and homes tumbling down with unspeakably tragic consequences. A volcano can throw city airports into chaos. Flood waters can turn well-kept streets into detritus-strewn canals. The . . . → Read More: World Disasters Report 2010 – Focus on Urban Risk

African Institutions in a Changing Regional and Global Security Environment

The fifteenth annual IPI New York Seminar took place at the Thayer Hotel at West Point on the campus of the United States Military Academy on April 28-30, 2010. The seminar explored the evolving relationship between the United Nations and African institutions, including the African Union and subregional organizations, in developing a new peace . . . → Read More: African Institutions in a Changing Regional and Global Security Environment

Supporting the Economic Dimensions of Peace Processes

The report “Supporting the Economic Dimensions of Peace Processes” from International Alert’s Strengthening the Economic Dimensions of Peacebuilding practice note series presents the possible impacts of political peace processes on post-conflict economic recovery and implications for economic development planning during these transition periods. Peace processes are a development concern because they often set out . . . → Read More: Supporting the Economic Dimensions of Peace Processes

Socio-Economic Reintegration of Ex-Combatants

The report “Socio-Economic Reintegration of Ex-Combatants” from International Alert’s Strengthening the Economic Dimensions of Peacebuilding practice note series explains what economic development planners and practitioners can do to support the socio- economic reintegration of former combatants. It will assist you in your efforts to mobilise economic actors to play a constructive role in reintegration . . . → Read More: Socio-Economic Reintegration of Ex-Combatants

Scenario Development for Food Security Early Warning

Food security early warning requires the estimation of future food security outcomes many months in advance. However, definitively predicting the future is almost impossible given the complex web of factors which will shape food security during the period ahead. Given that early warning is the primary mandate of the FEWS NET project, how then . . . → Read More: Scenario Development for Food Security Early Warning

Working with the Grain to Change the Grain: Moving beyond the Millennium Development Goals

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will not be achieved by 2015. Progress is especially slow in fragile contexts, where institutions are weak and there is a risk of violent conflict. But a closer examination shows that the MDGs are inadequate measures of development progress, and as such they represent an international development paradigm that . . . → Read More: Working with the Grain to Change the Grain: Moving beyond the Millennium Development Goals

Directory of Development Organizations

The directory of development organizations, listing 65,000 development organizations, has been prepared to facilitate international cooperation and knowledge sharing in development work. The directory provides a comprehensive source of reference for development practitioners, researchers, donor employees, and policymakers.

Download the Directory of Development Organizations – Europe.

Directories are also available for Africa, Asia and . . . → Read More: Directory of Development Organizations

Wealth of Wastewater in Agriculture

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UN Security Council and Civil Wars

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The Greening of Water Law

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Rising Global Interest in Farmland – World Bank

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Bio-energy Initiatives in Africa

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Chede Selected for Cameroon Washed Coffee Pilot Project

Washed coffee

The Chede Cooperative Union is one of four farmer organizations in Cameroon selected by the Government to participate in a major national pilot project designed to boost the country’s dwindling coffee sector. Officially launched on 9 July 2010 by the Vice Prime Minister in charge of Agriculture and Rural Development (www.minader.cm), and the Minister . . . → Read More: Chede Selected for Cameroon Washed Coffee Pilot Project

Civil Society and Development Effectiveness – Another View

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Macro-economic Impact of Remittances in Sub-Saharan Africa

This paper investigates the determinants and the macroeconomic role of remittances in sub- Saharan Africa, assembling the most comprehensive dataset available so far on remittances in the region and incorporating data on the diaspora. It finds that remittances are larger for countries with a larger diaspora or when the diaspora is located in wealthier . . . → Read More: Macro-economic Impact of Remittances in Sub-Saharan Africa

African Aquaculture in the Media August 2010

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EU ECHO – Operational Strategy 2010

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UN Security Council Report on Somalia

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United Nations Development Project Annual Report 2009

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