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Sustainable Cotton

Sustainable Cotton

Interview with Iris Schöninger

Dr Iris Schöninger is a policy adviser in the policy department of Welthungerhilfe in Bonn. For several years she has also been working with the Advisory Committee of the ‘Cotton made in Africa’ initiative.

Central market in former rebel territory

Central market in former rebel territory

By Wilan Paté

The Ivory Coast has survived the civil war and the division of the country, but the central market in the former rebel capital, Bouaké, is recovering only slowly.

New Jobs for the poorest

New Jobs for the poorest

By Gisbert Dreyer

From the subsistence economy to a sustainable and competitive agricultural system – the path to 100 million jobs for Africa’s poorest people.

Perspectives for Africa's Youth

Perspectives for Africa's Youth

By Mo Ibrahim

Africa is at a tipping point. Whether it continues rising or falls back depends, above all else, on whether the continent creates the conditions in which its greatest resource — its young people — can shine.

The young need a future

The young need a future

By Iris Schöninger

In 2030 one in every three people looking for work will come from Africa. Today decent work is still a rarity on the continent, but developing the rural areas can solve the problem.

No business without the State

No business without the State

By John Kufour and Joseph Okopu Gakpo

Agriculture is Africa’s big potential for economic growth. Many private businesses want to use it, but Ghana’s former President John Agyekum Kufuor says they will need a strong partner: the state

A new culture of cooperation with Africa

A new culture of cooperation with Africa

By Horst Köhler

Africa’s biggest challenge – and its greatest opportunity – is its young people. The most important question is: to what weapon will Africa’s young people turn – the polling booth or the gun?

It's soilicious!

It's soilicious!

A Contribution by GIZ

“You are what you eat” is a saying that comes with a true essence: How and what you eat has great impact on your daily life. Why not try and make your diet as good as possible? There are so many reasons to care about food: it nourishes body and soul, has the power to connect and inspire us and is often at the very heart of culture and social life.

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Turning trash into Treasure: Mango waste Composting in Burkina Faso

Turning trash into Treasure: Mango waste Composting in Burkina Faso

A Contribution by Sense

Since 2020, global crises have multiplied the price of grain and fertilizers. As grain imports become more expensive, domestic yields decrease due to reduced fertilizer use and decreasing soil fertility. This means that food security in many African countries deteriorates further. Mango waste composting presents an innovative and sustainable solution to this pressing issue.

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Protecting soil and land – securing livelihoods

Protecting soil and land – securing livelihoods

A Contribution by Jochen Flasbarth

To mark the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, together with its partners, focuses on the sustainable use of soil and land - for current and future generations. State Secretary Jochen Flasbarth on the relevance of these finite resources for our future.

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Indigenous People – Between aspiration and reality

Indigenous People – Between aspiration and reality

A Contribution by Dr. Rick de Satgé

Despite the pledge by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to “leave no-one behind”, even today, a disproportionately high number of indigenous people live in poverty. One of the reasons for this is their limited access to productive assets. Scientist Dr. Rick de Satgé discusses the land and resource rights of these people and explains why existing conventions and declarations of securing these rights often do not take effect.

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Haki Ardhi land rights reporting tool - A path to gender-responsive climate action

Haki Ardhi land rights reporting tool - A path to gender-responsive climate action

A Contribution by TMG

Women face significant social and political obstacles in addressing climate impacts and the increased demand for land. Securing women's land rights is crucial for gender equality and community resilience. This is where the Haki Ardhi Reporting Tool comes in.

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