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This was one of the conclusions of participants at a provocative seminar ‘Rural youth today, farmers tom
Over the past twenty years non-governmental organisations have shown increasing interest in setting standards with an overt agenda for social or environmental change.
It all started with a stroll. In 2007, residents of Xiamen, in Fujian province, decided they didn’t want a company that made a harmful chemical called paraxylene in their city. Using text messages they arranged peaceful demonstrations. The strolls soon spread into vast street protests and before long the local government had responded to their calls and relocated the chemical plant.
Recognition of the role of markets and the private sector in contributing to sustainable development has been growing strongly in recent years.
A group of the world’s leading scientists and experts in sustainable development – and all past winners of the Blue Planet Prize – call
Sixteen learning network members from Africa, Latin America and Asia came together to share insights, challenge each other and test assumptions made on issues that either foster or impede the agency of small producers as part of The Global Learning Network of a joint IIED/Hivos Knowledge programme on ‘Small producers’ agency in globalised markets’. The group held its third and last meeting in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia between 13-17 February. It was hosted and organized by Dr. Ronnie S. Natawidjaja, Chairman of the Masters of Agricultural Economics Programmme, Faculty of Agriculture, Padjadjaran University.
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