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Coinciding with this year’s International Day for Biodiversity, a new report from IIED and Hivos explores how we can reverse the alarming loss of biodiversity in agriculture and foster diverse diets.

Agricultural biodiversity...

Facilitator: “Why do we write?”

“To tell the stories of others and inspire,” answered a participant during the opening session of the Narrative Writing and Media Outreach training.

I attended a fascinating two-day training...

By Natalie Lartey (in photo above) and Bill Vorley, IIED

Food policies that are based on evidence and advocacy delivered by citizens are more likely to benefit the people most affected by these policies....

The current dominant agricultural model has run out of steam. It’s high time to replace it with one that is not only sustainable, but also efficient, inclusive and respectful of the planet and the...

Women’s Condition in Sumba

Approximately one hour east of Tambolaka airport, you can find the Renewable Energy Kiosk, Yofi Mayu Delo. Sitting down in front the kiosk, Mama Margaretha, a 44-year old mother of...

Sumba, due its remote location, has never been a priority for the Indonesian government. Until a few years ago, most of the villages in Sumba didn’t even have access to electricity, which meant that as...

On International Women’s Day 2018, we’re highlighting the role that women often play in feeding their families and the importance of making sure that the kitchen is an open space, regardless of gender and...

During the week of 8 March - International Women's Day - Hivos is sharing stories of some of the amazing and powerful women we support worldwide. This year's theme is: “Rural and urban activists...

(Photo by Tamara Kaunda for our partner IIED.)

Entrepreneurs in the ‘green’ sector, by definition, provide environmentally-friendly products and services. But sometimes what defines ‘green entrepreneurs’ is the fact that they provide...

 ... but at the same time stay true to their values

When we look at the way organisations communicate, we often see that NGOs, like Hivos, are particularly fond of imposing their own worldview...

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