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13 April 2014 - Growth in Africa: high, fragile and unequal

The UN Economic Commission for Africa recently published its yearly Economic Report for 2014. Its title is ‘‘Dynamic Industrial Policy in Africa’’. [read]

4 April 2014 - Bringing people out of poverty by connecting them to the global economy: USAID’s Global Development Lab

On 3 April, USAID launched its ‘‘Global Development Lab to Help End Extreme Poverty by 2030’’,  a multibillion dollar partnership between USAID, multinational corporations, CSO organisations and universities. It is not clear how the interests of the people who are supposed to be graduating out of poverty are being effectively considered in the goals of the partnerships initiated by the Lab. [read]

18 March 2014 - Hunger is a political issue: its eradication will require more democracy

Olivier De Schutter, Special Rapporteur of the UN on the right to food, submitted his terminal report to the UN Human Rights Council at the end of his six-year tenure. His diagnosis on the world food situation is uncompromising, and he formulates very relevant recommendations. [read]

13 March 2014 - Via Campesina: seven measures to support family farming

On the occasion of the International Year of Family farming, the European Coordination Via Campesina proposed to European governments and the European Commission seven measures to support family farming in Europe by respecting the rights of the rural population and implementing economic policies that do not exclude small family farms but rather protects them. [read]

8 March 2014 - The large corporations multinational corporations in charge of our agrofood system...: upstream corporations

In 2010, multinational corporations weighed more than 25% of world GDP. For agricultural inputs, a handful of companies control the market and promote products which often have an exorbitant environmental and health cost. [read]

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