Making a living and securing basic necessities in challenging environments. Including issues such as: social protection, climate change, resource scarcity, human capital, disabilities, resilience, and wellbeing.
Christophe Bene explores how resilience can be a powerful concept, bringing insights into how people respond to shocks and also how this can be linked to longer-term development outcomes. In his blog, he discusses research findings that challenge assumptions of conventional models suggesting that resilience is not just about income or assets. The research findings are significant for building better resilience interventions.
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”.