Agricultural reform in Peru raises both hope and criticism

Peru has developed an agricultural reform that will serve as a support package for small farmers and to modernize agriculture in the country. But the reform has received both positive and negative reactions. Pictured: Potato harvest in Viraco. Photo: Leo Berggren-Lagercrantz.

Of: Leo Berggren-Lagercrantz

One in four Peruvians live on agriculture and many small producers in rural Peru struggle daily to survive. Now the government is starting the implementation of the new agricultural reform in the country - an initiative that has aroused both enthusiasm and criticism.

March 11, 2022, FUF-correspondents

Development and Emergencies: Finding Resilient Paths Toward Development

Many of the people living in fragile or vulnerable states are at risk of man-made and natural crises, which can derail efforts made to reach the Sustainable Development Goals. Photo: Eddie Wong / Flickr.

Of: Aarne Hakomäki and Tanya

As the world is still struggling to contain the Covid-19 pandemic, complex man-made and natural crises are evolving and causing major setbacks in the living standards and safety of countless people globally. While the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) give a promise of leaving no one behind, a study by the International Rescue Committee […]

December 20, 2021, Editorial, English, Magazine

Almedalen: Clubhouse after-talk

Date and time: 4 July, 18:00 - 18:45

Clubhouse 4/7 »Clubhouse 5/7» Clubhouse 6/7 »Clubhouse 7/7» How has the day during Almedalen been? Have the global goals taken place? Who has been allowed to speak and what voices do we lack? What did the party leadership say from a global perspective, where a fair and sustainable future for all is in focus. Every day during […]

June 28, 2021, Calendar, Seminars

Many Swedish companies are too streamlined for CSR

Of: Frida Hjärtman

Utvecklingsmagasinet talks with Marianne Bogle from CSR Sweden about how Swedish companies work with responsibility and sustainability issues, so-called CSR issues. As operations manager for an actor who works for goal 17 on partnership, she describes how Swedish companies are good at, among other things, environmental and climate issues. But there are still obstacles for companies to fully promote the work towards sustainability goals and too strong a focus on efficiency and growth in Swedish companies hinders the prioritization of CSR.

June 24, 2021, Interview

Almedalen: What are the politicians doing to achieve the sustainability goals in Agenda 2030?

Date and time: 5 July, 14:00

Almedalen Play »We are approaching 2030 by leaps and bounds, the year when the countries of the world have agreed that we must have achieved equality for all, have safe and affordable water on earth and fight climate change. But how is Sweden's contribution? What are politicians doing today and what is their strategy? With a focus on the global […]

May 19, 2021, Calendar, Seminars

Space and the global sustainability goals

Date and time: 11 May, 17:30 - 19:00

Even though much of the work on development issues in the world takes place down to earth, FUF now wants to shed light on the work that is taking place above us, in space. The global sustainability goals aim to eradicate extreme poverty, reduce inequalities and injustices in the world, promote peace and justice and resolve the climate crisis. These are ambitious goals […]

May 4, 2021, Calendar, Seminars, Webcast

Vaccine and global injustices - An armchair talk about the distribution of the vaccine against Covid-19

Date and time: 30 Mar, 18:00 - 19:00

Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has written together with other world leaders that "none of us is safe until everyone is safe" and has demanded that the Covid-19 vaccine should not be distributed based on countries' ability to pay but rather on public health needs. At the same time, Sweden and other rich countries have pushed ahead of the global vaccination queue when they bought up a large […]

March 22, 2021, Calendar, Seminars, Webcast

More difficult but not impossible - covid-19 and the global goals

Of: Alan AtKisson

Covid-19 has turned difficult progress into setbacks. The latest figures from the World Bank give a gloomy picture in areas such as global poverty, hunger, health and education. But in the midst of a pandemic, we are also experiencing a dramatic acceleration of digitalisation, greater opportunities for equal inclusion and the development of new investment instruments to lift people out of poverty. We must look at the big picture, think long-term and continue to look for more effective levers for change, says Alan AtKisson, department manager at Sida.

February 15, 2021, Debate

Indian civil society organizations face digital challenges during the pandemic

Kunal Anerao stands in a circle of students from Parsharam Wadi School, a school outside the town of Devrukh in the Indian countryside. Photo: Frida Viklund Rundgren

Of: Frida Viklund Rundgren

Covid-19 poses new challenges for the Indian environmental organization Srushtidnyan, whose school project has been allowed to continue online. Environmental work with farmers has stopped, but the organization hopes for an increased interest in organic farming methods when migrant workers return to their home villages to invest in agriculture. Positive changes can also be seen when the government has opened up for increased cooperation with civil society organizations in vulnerable areas.

February 11, 2021, Interview

That is why it is important to spread knowledge about the world

Johanna Wolf, non-profit active in FUF Stockholm

Of: Johanna Wolff and Max Ericson

The world is getting smaller with digitalisation. At the same time, we also see how complex the world is and that the challenges can be difficult to solve when we are not working together or towards the same goal. But why is it important that we have knowledge of the world and all the challenges we face? Read more about what our two non-profit active members from FUF think about this. They talk about the importance of finding their glow and getting a platform to express themselves.

February 8, 2021, Chronicle