EU agricultural policy hampers global development

EU agricultural policy contradicts its own poverty reduction assistance targets. Photo: Jed Owen / Unsplash

Of: Elin Haglund

The EU has strong support for its own agriculture and high demands on imported products. This makes it difficult for small-scale farmers around the world to enter the European market. Something that goes against the EU's own aid goals.

July 12, 2019, Report

Hunger is increasing as a result of climate change

Agriculture is being hit hard by climate change. This can lead to many millions of people going hungry. Photo: Meriç Tuna / Unsplash

Of: Sana Pirot

Despite the fact that global poverty in the world has decreased, the UN warns of an increase in world hunger. The reason is that climate change is affecting agriculture, which can produce less food. And there are no ambitions to deal with it, according to several global reports.

July 6, 2019, News

Invest in agriculture in the African countries

Farmers in Kenya.

Investing in domestic agriculture is the only way to achieve welfare and development in Africa, says the debater. Photo: CIAT (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Of: Inge Gerremo

Many leaders in Africa have taken the easy way and imported cheap food from Europe and North America. To succeed in building a welfare state, it is necessary for African leaders - and the outside world - to invest in domestic agriculture, writes Inge Gerremo, expert on global food issues.

March 18, 2019, Debate

Development - so much more than numbers and economic growth

Of: Nikolina Stålhand

I understand that it is important for donors, taxpayers and other funders of aid and development projects to be able to see a measurable difference in the money spent. Despite this, it can sometimes be difficult to quantitatively measure all types of change. Social aspects such as increased self-confidence, mental support or new friends may not always […]

June 11, 2018, FUF-correspondents

Empowerment in the Nepalese mountains

Dil Maya, who is the secretary of the agricultural group, talks about the latest developments in the area. Photo: Nikolina Stålhand / IM

Of: Nikolina Stålhand

- I now know that women can do everything and therefore want to encourage other women to become leaders and increase women's leadership in Nepal. The words come from Chin Maya, chairman of one of the agricultural groups in Naram that has received support from IM through MADE-Nepal. Since Chin Maya became part of the group for two years […]

June 11, 2018, FUF-correspondents

Life goes on in Gorkha after the earthquake

Meeting with Sneha Gurung (far left) and the other women in the group who learned how to make Dhaka clothes. Photo: Nikolina Stålhand / IM

Of: Nikolina Stålhand

On April 25, 2015, life changed completely for many people in Nepal. The earthquake that occurred measured 7,5 on the Richter scale and was the strongest in just over 80 years. 9000 people died, almost 30 were injured and the material damage amounted to billions. Although many people are still living in the suites of this disaster, it is a […]

June 11, 2018, FUF-correspondents

Sweden should support the UN's work for the rights of smallholders

Of: Karin Ericsson, Torgny Östling and Zarah Östman Pitulaga

Take almost any country in the world and it is the people in the countryside who are exposed to the most human rights violations. Since 2012, the UN has wanted to produce a declaration that would enable the drafting of specific and necessary laws to protect this group. This week, the UN gathers again, but Sweden is still passive, several debaters write.

May 16, 2017, Debate

Animal health important for poverty reduction and food security

Of: Arvid Owl, Jonathan Rushton and Ulf Magnusson

Investments in improved animal health contribute in several ways to the implementation of Agenda 2030. It shows one new report from the Expert Group on Development Aid (EBA). Improved animal health gives poor animal keepers increased production and yields, and also reduces the spread of infectious diseases and multi-resistant bacteria. Sweden has unique experience of organized animal health work - these experiences should be used in international development cooperation, the authors of the report write.

March 7, 2017, Debate