Nicole Kenton's blog posts

30 August 2015 |

IIED's new online archive collects four decades of learning and experience documented in the Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) series. Former PLA co-editor Nicole Kenton welcomes the new site, which will provide a platform for renewed discussion and debate.

5 April 2012 |

Following the 2008 global food price hikes and riots, national governments and transnational corporations are increasingly interested in investing in large-scale African agricultural projects. While these land acquisitions gather pace, 925 million people remain undernourished worldwide, with 239 million living in sub-Saharan Africa. In this new context, the question is not only how sustainable large-scale industrial agriculture is, but also what model of food production and farming is most effective in addressing the question of hunger – and for whom.

9 January 2012 |

Citizenship is a topical issue in the UK: it’s a compulsory school curriculum subject and immigrants are required to sit a Citizenship exam to show their knowledge of their adoptive country. But what does `being a citizen’ really mean?

6 December 2011 |

Tell me a fact and I'll learn. Tell me a truth and I'll believe. But tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever. Indian Proverb