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Sand, gravel and salt may have a low price per tonne, but their value for domestic development and their potential for local employment creation is significant, especially when compared to the more talked about minerals like copper and gold. With 70% of the world’s population expected to live in cities by 2050, these humble ‘Development Minerals’ will play a crucial role in building homes and urban environments. The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, supported by the EU and UNDP, have initiated a capacity-building programme to develop this sector sustainably and improve livelihood opportunities.
Capacity4dev Team created a new Article 22 July 2010
The roaming farming practices of nomadic pastoralists may appear to have altered little in hundreds of years, but in today’s unpredictable age of climate change these ancient practices may hold the key to flexible farming in hostile environments and donors should do more to support them, say experts.
As the crucial role of bees as pollinators of the world’s food supply is increasingly becoming common knowledge, reports about the serious decline of honeybee populations in Europe and the USA have alarmed governments, the private sector and the general public. A similar decline in Africa and Asia has the potential to further threaten the world’s biodiversity, in addition to compromising the food security and livelihoods of millions of rural resource-poor farmers, as well as having negative impacts on the agricultural income of commercial farmers.
Bethany Speer posted Information 30 May 2013

The Low Emissions Development Strategies (LEDS) Global Partnership is pleased to announce our newly expanded, no-fee remote Expert Assistance service.
 

Capacity4dev Team created a new Article 10 December 2013
There is much discussion in the development arena about the struggle ahead to feed the seven plus billion, of the methods proposed towards food security, building resilience, safeguarding water resources and so on. But few stop to ponder the basic ingredient in all of this: the very land under our feet, and the starting point of all agricultural productivity. At the European Development Days, EuropeAid hosted a Lab session dedicated to the relevance of soils in development policy, featuring the release earlier this year of the first Soil Atlas of Africa.
josick van Dromme uploaded a new Document 19 May 2015
Group: EDD15

Article published in the European Commission magazine 'Commission en Direct' (April-May 2015 issue).

It deals with the impacts of livestock on climate and the environment, while proposing options to make a difference, at a public level and individually in our food choices.

Capacity4dev Team created a new Article 13 October 2014
Wherever you are in the world, beekeeping is a guaranteed source of income. The international market varies but in developing countries honey production remains a vital means of subsistence. It supports the environment too, but plummeting bee numbers now jeopardise food chains in developing and developed countries alike, and experts are scrambling to coordinate a response.  
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From
3 June 2015 to 4 June 2015
in Brussels (Belgium)
Organised byThe European Commission

Organized by the European Commission, the European Development Days (EDD) is
Europe’s leading forum on development and international cooperation
showcasing the ways in which the European Union is engaged in eradicating
poverty, promoting sustainability and justice. This year’s agenda includes
over 130 sessions on 12 topics in line with the European Year for Development
motto: /'our world, our dignity, our future'/. 

Each year, EDD attracts over 5 000 participants from all over the world,
representing organisations from the field of development cooperation, human
rights and humanitarian aid. At this year's edition, the United Nations
Environment Programme will lead four lab sessions and will be represented in
two information stands. Moreover, on the second day of the forum, *UN
Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of the UN Environment
Programme (UNEP)*/,/ *Achim Steiner *will be intervening at a high-level
panel session led by the European Parliament.

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