Issues specific to urban and rural contexts, including migration, environment, economics, food systems, and property rights.


Blog: "This is not just about assets”: new insights into social determinants of resilience

Jun 2017
Resilience has been increasingly recognized as a powerful concept to help practitioners, academics and policy-makers better understand the links between shocks, response and longer-term development outcomes. The problem however is that so far most of the ‘thinking’ around resilience has been mainly theoretical, with little applied or tested empirically.

News: The pros and cons of commercial farming models in Africa

29/06/2017

Colonialism brought large-scale farming to Africa, promising modernisation and jobs – but often dispossessing people and exploiting workers. Now, after several decades of independence, and with investor interest growing, African governments are once again promoting large plantations and estates. But the new corporate interest in African agriculture has been criticised as a “land grab”.

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