Religion & Development - A Discussion Paper
The relation between development and religion has become a hot issue during the past ten years or so. For a long time, not much attention was given to the topic as some in the secularising ‘West’ predicted that the role of religion in society would fade away, while it was a non-issue in the South where no separation is made between development and religion which permeates all realms of life.
However, the terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers in New York and the Pentagon in Washington DC constituted a turning point as many in the West started to realise that, for better or for worse, religion does play a role in society. Read more ...
CAP reform must contribute to climate justice and sustainability
The new APRODEV CAP Lobby Brief 7 - Mitigating GHG emissions and promoting sustainable agriculture highlights that climate change mitigation is part of the international responsibility of the EU Common Agricultural Policy and calls for the CAP reform to define objectives and targets to contribute to sustainability and to Green House Gas emission cuts. This can be achieved by existing and new agricultural practices like closing nutrient cycles, improving crop rotation, cultivation of protein crops, research in agro-ecological approaches, etc.
APRODEV has published a series of CAP lobby briefs looking at (1) International responsibility of CAP, (2) Trade Defence Measures, (3) Preventing dumping, (4) EU imports of animal feed, (5) Standards and (6) Indexation of direct payments and (7) Mitigating GHG emissions and promoting sustainable agriculture. Read more and download lobby briefs
The Joint Submission by APRODEV and ACT Alliance to the Rio+20 Zero Draft highlights concerns on green economy, global governance in relation to sustainable development and food security. It also addresses the debate about continuation of Millennium Development Goals and possible future Sustainability Development Goals.
Agriculture Research in Africa: Why CAADP should follow IAASTD
APRODEV and PELUM Association briefing analyzes the agricultural research policies of the Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Programme and the extent to which they address the needs of marginalized smallholder farmers. CAADP has a huge opportunity to promote good agricultural research by following the findings of the International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development. However, CAADP is largely not following the IAASTD roadmap. READ MORE
Stolen Land Stolen Future
An APRODEV report on land grabbing in Cambodia: Investment in large-scale plantations and concessions frequently increases food insecurity for the poor and violates their rights.