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We cordially invite you to join this blog which we have set up as a discussion platform for the international development research community. The world is facing dramatic changes and challenges and so is science. What is the role of development research in these times and what are the most pressing issues it needs to address? What are the different existing positions on these issues, where are open questions and what requires further elaboration? What makes sense in relation to the larger picture and where do scientists need to take a stand?

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Below you find the most recent blogposts, linking you directly to the EADI Debating Development Research Blog where you can also subscribe to get notified whenever a new post is published. This happens around two to five times a month. Enjoy the read!

Recent Blogposts

Food transformations and (un)sustainable diets: Taking consumption seriously in development research

Arve Hansen - European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI)
The world is in dire need of more sustainable and healthy food systems. The development field has much to say on the topic but has historically had a clear focus on either food supply or food…
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The ecological consequences of ‘economic development’: the expansion of gold mining in the Volta Grande do Xingu

Amélie Foko’o Magoua, Anna Chevalier, Cassandra Ajufoh & Tomaso Ferrando - European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI)
On June 5th, a group of inhabitants of the agrarian reform settlement Ressaca in the Brazilian state of Para organized a collective action to take back public land previously turned over to Belo Sun…
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Displaced as data in times of climate crisis: the shrieking silence of disaster-displacement in India

Mausumi Moran Chetia - European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI)
Assam in the Northeast of India is tormented with disasters such as floods, riverbank erosion, and related displacement. Baan-Khohonia, as colloquially called, or floods-erosion are mutually related –…
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