Youth

15.09.2017

Mr Beger, the German Development Ministry put the topic of “Rural Youth Employment” on the G20 Agenda. How happy are you with the results of the Hamburg Summit?The adoption of the G20 Initiative for Rural Youth Employment is a...more

Youth

15.09.2017

The Malian consultancy company Live Your Dream seeks to promote young people’s participation in all areas of public and business life. With courses and coaching programmes, enterprise founder Alfousseni Sidibe wants to provide...more

Youth

15.09.2017

Samadi Rutherford runs a small agropastoral and fish farm in northern Benin. The AgriSam company he has founded specialises in the production and sale of animal feed, but is also a start-up centre for young agricultural...more

Youth

15.09.2017

Founded in 2014, the Zambian company Good Nature Agro has set itself the goal of making the income of local smallholders sustainable. Local community leaders are trained as private extension agents who train farmers in improved...more

Youth

15.09.2017

In the “Business Space”, “Promotional Space” and “Learning Space” of the African Coworkers business association in Lomé, Togo, young entrepreneurs can receive clients, engage in marketing and join further training programmes....more

Youth

15.09.2017

What contribution can the private sector make to training and employing young people in the Global South? Rural21 talked to Alina Gumpert about training systems, corporate culture and young people’s aspirations.more

Youth

02.08.2017

How can rural youth be persuaded not to relocate to the cities? Our author highlights the potential for fostering entrepreneurship and creating role models.more

Digitisation

16.06.2017

Digital technologies no doubt hold a great potential to trigger changes in African agriculture. But the euphoria over digitisation must not eclipsethe issue of who actually benefits from new developments and whether they are not...more

Trade

21.03.2017

How to create win-win situations when engaging with small-scale farmers? An interview with Anja Wolff from Reismühle Brunnen, an integrated Division of Coop, the second largest retailer in Switzerland.more

Rural women

08.03.2017

Despite much progress in maternal health, especially in the course of the Millennium Development Goals, a large number of mothers still die each year in the context of pregnancy, child birth and post-partum period in India. The...more

Trade

01.12.2016

The African Union Heads of State and Government have committed to boosting intra-African trade in agricultural commodities and services. What has already been achieved in this respect, and where is there still a need for further...more

Youth

15.11.2016

Growing up on the farm, in rural surroundings, is a profound experience. You learn many life skills and lessons, but there are also a lot of challenges that cause many young people to seek their fortunes in the city. A personal...more

Land tenure

21.09.2016

Does the inclusion of land rights in the global development agenda bear the potential to promote the secure and fair distribution of land rights? Yes, our author believes – provided that the land-rights community does not rest on...more

Land tenure

21.09.2016

On the 11th May 2012, the Committee on World Food Security of the United Nations adopted the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests (VGGT). Rural 21 asked Roman Herre of the...more

Environment

25.08.2016

There are numerous proposals regarding the best way to protect the environment and ecosystems. Instead of inventing the wheel anew, our Nigerian author advocates reflecting on the cultural and religious concepts of his ancestors.more

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