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Call for Papers: Fifth Conference of the Association for African Studies in Italy

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28 May 2018

The Association for African Studies in Italy (ASAI) announces a Call for papers for its Fifth biennial conference Plural Africa. Politics, knowledge and social dynamics in time and space.

Aligning Agricultural and Rural Development (ARD) and Trade Policies to Improve Sustainable Development Impact

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23 May 2018

2018/02 – European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM); ECDPM & GDPRD discussion paper; Author(s): Paul Engel - Details

Development partners are making efforts to strengthen coherence between their Trade and Agricultural and Rural Development (ARD) policies and interventions. This is key to enhance synergies for sustainable development, or at the very least to avoid one policy undermining the developmental effects of the other. It requires enhanced dialogue and cooperation between trade and ARD communities. This exploratory study seeks to analyse the ongoing debate and cooperation between ARD and trade, and aid for trade departments.

Can Group Farms Outperform Individual Family Farms? Empirical Insights From India

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23 May 2018

2018/08 – Global Development Institute (GDI); World Development; Author(s): Bina Agarwal - Details

Is there an alternative model to small family farming that could provide sustainable livelihoods to millions of resource-constrained and often non-viable smallholders in developing countries? Could group farming constitute such an alternative, wherein smallholders voluntarily pool land, labour and capital to create larger farms that they manage collectively?

Land, Investments and Public-Private Partnerships: What Happened to the Beira Agricultural Growth Corridor in Mozambique?

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23 May 2018

2018/03 – Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (Noragric); The Journal of Modern African Studies Volume 56, Issue 1; Author(s): Randi Kaarhus - Details

This article explores an initiative located in central Mozambique, the Beira Agricultural Growth Corridor (BAGC). It shows how the international fertiliser company Yara set out to enrol actors at different levels in business, governance and agricultural development into BAGC as a public-private partnership to promote commercial agriculture. Very soon, however, Yara made shifts in its engagement and market strategy, leaving the BAGC initiative to supporting donors and local producers. The analysis presented here shows how the tension between ‘patient-capital’ requirements, high risks and low immediate returns have shaped this case over time – in a context of a national political economy framed by extractive-resource dynamics.

CfP for Special Issue Proposal: ‘Development Challenges in Myanmar’

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15 May 2018

Myanmar faces multifaceted, complex and intertwined development challenges that cannot be tackled one by one. The EADI Global Asia Working Group will propose a special issue on ‘Development Challenges in Myanmar’ to be submitted to the European Journal of Development Research.

CfP for the 2018 Global Asia Workshop: ‘Challenges to Democratic Processes in Asia’

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15 May 2018

The EADI Global Asia Working Group aims to organize workshops all years when there is not a general conference. This year’s topic will be “Challenges to Democratic Processes in Asia”.

Webinar: EADI Working Group on Frugal Innovation and Development

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03 May 2018

Webinar Title: ''Frugal Innovation and Development'',

Date: 9 May 2018, 3pm (Berlin time)

Speaker: Prof. dr. Peter Knorringa, International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Global Observatory on the Financial Inclusion of Migrants

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03 May 2018

Financial inclusion has risen up the global development agenda and is recognised as being key to poverty alleviation, economic development and the realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Webinar: EADI Working Group on Post-/Decolonial Perspectives, 2 May 2018

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02 May 2018

Webinar Title: "Dialogues at the Margin? Discursive Synergies across Buen Vivir, Degrowth and Human Development",

Date: 2 May 2018, 10 am (Berlin time)

Speaker: Ana Estefania Carballo, University of Melbourne, Australia

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