Poverty reduction

Tapping into the talents of youth for African agriculture

Africa’s lack of agricultural youth adds on to other sustainability challenges such as climate change, rural poverty and food insecurity. However, being the youngest continent, Africa could potentially turn this challenge into opportunities and rejuvenate its agricultural sector.

New book tells the story of Afghan and Tajik Pamirs through the lens of local recipes

In the autumn of 2009, a grandmother in the village of Mun, in the Ghund valley of the Tajik Pamir Mountains, approached two young researchers and asked them to write down her old recipes. “I want to share them with my children and grandchildren while I still remember what I know,” she said.

Inte bara för svenskar - om generell välfärd som mål i Sveriges utvecklingssamarbete

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Barnbidrag, allmänna pensioner och andra sociala stöd ger tydliga effekter på undernäring, hälsa och barns skolutbildning. En rad länder i Asien, Afrika och Latinamerika är i färd med att bygga upp sociala trygghetssystem, och stöd till denna utveckling får allt större uttrymme i utvecklingsbiståndet - internationellt såväl som i Sverige. 

Water and Energy for Sustainable Development

Photo courtesy: Ana Gren

The demand will continue to increase significantly over the coming decades, especially in countries undergoing transformation and rapid economic growth. Addressing these challenges will require cross sector collaboration, as water and energy are tightly interlinked and highly interdependent.