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James Morris uploaded a new Document 24 September 2008


Publication Date: 2008

Gervase Poulden uploaded a new Document 12 June 2009


Publication Date: 2009

Cesar Carmona uploaded a new Document 13 October 2009

This chapter describes experience with and prospects for improving the technologies used to cook with biomass in several countries, as well as the development of clean, non-toxic cooking fuels.

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Max Baumann
20 November 2009

The Working Group coordinates current efforts of the EC and Member States on land issues

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Thorben Kruse posted Information 8 December 2009

This paper analyses the battle for land in developing countries. It starts by giving a general overview of the need to increase investments in agriculture to counteract a rising number of people suffering from hunger.

Thorben Kruse posted Information 12 February 2010

On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the GTZ Sector Projects “Land Management”, “Agricultural Policy and Food Security“ and the Future Initiative “AgroInvest” have published a new study about „Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Land in developin

Thorben Kruse posted Information 23 February 2010

Ethiopia is chosen for this case study since the countries government puts a lot of effort on attracting FDIs in order to push agricultural and rural development. FDI flows in the agribusiness sector have increased highly in Ethiopia in the last 3 years (since 2006).

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.
From25 April 2010

The African Union Commission, Japan, and United States will co-host a
round-table event in Washington, DC on Sunday, April 25 to facilitate a
dialogue among government representatives, multilateral agencies, civil
society, and the private sector to further explore progress and advancement
of ongoing work related to principles for responsible agricultural

Thorben Kruse posted Information 19 April 2010

Over the past years vast tracks of agricultural lands have been taken over by foreign firms. Much of this land is located in African countries with fast increasing populations suffering hunger and under-nourishment. Such land grabbing has been happening largely outside public scrutiny.