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In Zambia, the European Commission is set to play a secondary role, supporting the government’s Performance Enhancement Programme in agriculture and livestock. The driving force of the programme is to come from the ministries themselves.
Current perceptions of agriculture are too limited, according to expert Jan Douwe van der Ploeg, who would like to see donors embrace and harness the resilience and adaptability of small scale farmers. Donors should not overlook the advantages of small scale agricultural production, which offers greater flexibility particularly in times of shifting market demands, economic uncertainty and threats of climate change.
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.
Capacity4dev Team created a new Article 4 August 2010
Funneling money into the coffers of partner countries is not the only way donors like the European Commission should offer their support. Finances should also be directed towards smaller bodies, like farmers groups, according to Mamadou Cissokho, a farmer’s representative from Senegal.
Agricultural producers in the African Caribbean and Pacific region, with the help of a European Commission backed project, are learning how to meet stringent regulations and requirements and continue to sell their foodstuffs in European markets.
To date, the agricultural sector, as a net green house gas producer, has largely been seen as part of the climate change problem. But Dr Alex De Pinto of the International Food Policy Research Institute wants to see farmers become part of the climate change solution. Whether it’s through livestock rearing, rice production or the drying of peat, the world’s agricultural producers are widely accepted as being responsible for between 10 and 14 percent of the world’s total Green House Gas production and thus a contributor to climate change.
When the children of Inyima in southeast Nigeria began to fall sick and die, villagers were horrified to learn that their own poor hygiene practices had contaminated the community’s drinking water, causing a deadly diarrhoea outbreak.
A thriving private sector is essential to long-term sustainable development, but entrepreneurs in developing countries face numerous obstacles, not least accessing the finances to help them realise their business dreams. One successful entrepreneur from Kenya, Africa, states her case.
Benin, Bhutan and Costa Rica have come together under a programme of South-South cooperation, sharing skills and knowledge on agriculture, environmental issues and much more, using funds from the Netherlands.
What kind of rural development should donors promote to tackle food insecurity and hunger? That’s the main question that attendees of the 3rd European Forum on Rural Development will be seeking to answer in Palencia, Spain, later this month.

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