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

23 May 2018
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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

23 May 2018
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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?

23 May 2018
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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.

Violence Against Women and Girls and Resilience

24 Apr 2018
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2018/01 – Overseas Development Institute (ODI); Author(s): Virginie Le Masson et al. - Details

This report examines examples of initiatives developed by state and non-governmental programmes in Chad to build resilience and fight against the processes that maintain exclusion and vulnerability. Recommendations for development practitioners to advocate for the elimination of all violence and discrimination are extended in a policy brief.

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