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Strengthening rural livelihoods in the face of rapid urbanisation in Africa

Globalization and urbanisation have transformed economies and social systems in countries around the world in the past decades. The information in this document was compiled as background reading material for the 48th Brussels Development Briefing on Strengthening rural livelihoods in the face of rapid urbanisation in Africa co-organised by CTA, BMZ/GIZ, ACP Secretariat, European Commission (DG DEVCO) and Concord.


Interview with Steve Wiggins, Research fellow at ODI

Rural-urban links - opportunities for farmers

Research fellow Steve Wiggins, of the UK's Overseas Development Institute, has worked extensively on agricultural and rural development throughout his 45-year career, especially those that apply to smallholders in Africa. In an interview held shortly…



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Jul 13


Brussels Briefing 45: Smart and Affordable farming solutions for Africa, the next driver for agricultural transformation

The Brussels Development Briefing n.45 on the subject of “Smart and Affordable farming solutions for Africa: the next driver for agricultural transformation” will be held in Brussels from 09:00 until 13:00 on 13 July 2016 at the Albert Borschette Congres…
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Feb 18


Brussels Briefing 40: Data, the next revolution for agriculture in ACP countries

To improve information sharing and promote networking, CTA, the DG DEVCO from the European Commission, the ACP Secretariat, Concord organise bimonthly briefings on key issues and challenges for rural development in the context of EU/ACP cooperation. The Briefing on 18th February 2015 will focus on the potential the data revolution can bring to the agri-food sector of A…
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