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New pathways out of poverty in Africa: sustainable agriculture

A Christian Aid and CAFOD policy paper investigating how agricultural transformation has become a development priority for African governments and the international development community. It is commonly understood as a shift from ‘low’ productivity subsistence agriculture to more commercially-oriented production. This shift is seen as the first step away from the continent’s continued dependence on raw commodity exports, and towards diversified and domestically integrated economies that provide sufficient employment opportunities to the world’s youngest and fastest-growing population.   This is to be welcomed. However, this report highlights the risk that agricultural transformation strategies already underway in some African countries could increase inequality and further degrade the environment. To prevent this from happening agriculture transformation strategies need to: integrate actions that will build the resilience of producer households and wider ecosystems to climate and economic shocks, instead of focusing predominantly on increasing the productivity of smallholders link smallholder producers to the wider domestic economy.  CAFOD and Christian Aid programmes that support small agro-enterprise development, climate resilience building and inclusive agricultural market development include deliberate actions to ensure equitable and environmentally sustainable outcomes. To further promote the integration of these principles in the design and implementation of government policies, we have initiated an on-going dialogue with our partner organisations in Africa to determine how agricultural transformation policies in their own countries can contribute to more equitable and sustainable development.

Developing Climate services in the Phillipines: programme review

A review of the Rice Watch Action Network's Climate Resiliency Field School (CrFS) - a season-long training programme with a focus on sustainable farm training, including increased access to weather and climate forecasts.

Africa rising? Inequalities and the essential role of fair taxation

Joint report with Tax Justice Network Africa (TJN-A) reveals Africa's much-touted growth is happening alongside worsening income inequality trends.

Healthy Harvests: The benefits of sustainable agriculture in Africa and Asia

Smallholder farmers can improve agricultural productivity, food security and livelihoods by adopting sustainable approaches that utilise resource-conserving technologies and that draw upon their own knowledge.

Forest foods forever game - Welsh

Amcanion Dylai’r cynllun gwers hwn helpu’r disgyblion i: ystyried o ble mae bwyd yn dod fynd i’r afael â storïau pobl mewn gwlad arall sy’n byw bywyd gwahanol ddeall rhai o’r anhawsterau sy’n wynebu cymunedau lle mae perygl o newyn werthfawrogi gwytnwch a hyblygrwydd pobl yn goresgyn anhawsterau amgylcheddol ac eraill ddisgrifio gwaith Cymorth Cristnogol a mynd i’r afael â gwaith yr elusen i ddelio â newyn byd-eang Adnoddau angenrheidiol Llungopïau o’r taflenni gwaith (ar gael ar ddiwedd y nodiadau hyn): 1. Pyramid grºp bwyd 2. Taflen templed Bwyd o’r Goedwig 3. Taflen templed Bwyd am Byth 4. Stori Ivana Papur trasio, siswrn, pensiliau lliw Darnau pasta a chiwbiau siwgr/parseli bach o siwgr

Forest foods forever game

Objectives This lesson plan should help pupils to: think about where food comes from engage with the story of people in another country who have a different way of life understand some of the challenges facing a community at risk of hunger recognise the resilience and adaptability of people in overcoming environmental and other challenges describe the work that Christian Aid does and engage with charities’ work to tackle global hunger Materials needed Photocopied worksheets (available at the end of these notes): 1. Food group pyramid 2. Food from the forest template sheet 3. Food forever template sheet 4. Ivana’s story Tracing paper, scissors, colouring pencils Pasta pieces and sugar cubes/small parcels of sugar