Poverty

SDG2.3 in 2 Minutes: Matt Shakhovskoy, Initiative for Smallholder Finance

There’s a $200 billion deficit of financing for smallholder farmers. Find out how groups working with the Initiative for Smallholder Finance are bridging this gap.

Is gender inequality in Africa about culture or is it about poverty?

“Culture does not make people. People make culture. If it is true that the full humanity of women is not our culture, then we can and must make it our culture”, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (2012), a Nigerian Author and feminist.

Innovative, Inspiring, Modern…We are talking about urban farming

Farming is no longer confined to rural areas. Urban agriculture is becoming an essential part of food security. In a context of rapid urbanization, higher urban poverty. More importantly, urban agriculture is essential for improving urban food security.

Cash rules everything around me

Did you know that in order to end poverty and hunger by 2030 we would need to secure an additional US$267 billion in investments per year?

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SIANI Youth i Almedalen 2016: Unga, Agenda 2030 och en tryggad livsmedelsförsörjning

Photo Chad Skeers (Flickr, CC)

Visste du att vi aldrig någonsin varit så många unga på vår planet som vi är idag? Vi vet att ungdomsfrågor runt fattigdomsbekämpning, hunger och jordbruk är väldigt viktigt och att unga måste få vara en integrerad del av hela Agenda2030. 

How to reduce vulnerability in rural Burkina Faso: keeping the trees and planting more or diversifying the livelihoods?

How to understand vulnerability and how to reduce it? If you ask this question to several people on the street they are likely to give you different answers. Same is probably true for those who work with policy and make decision on how to reduce vulnerability of people in rural communities in Africa or elsewhere. Different understanding results in different way of doing things.

Poverty and inequality reduction in Latin America

Photo courtesy Sgt. 1st Class Alan B. Owens, U.S. Army (CC BY-NC 2.0)

During the last two decades poverty and income inequality has decreased substantially in Latin America. Budget allocations for social expenditure have increased and the middle class has grown. What are the main explanations behind this development which contrasts with the picture of Latinamerica as the continent with the highest degree of inequality?