Coffee buyers’ initiatives for coffee farmers’ welfare are often based on myths.
Aji Styawan/Antara Foto
Interventions with good intentions aren't always fruitful.
A protest sign in rural Wales.
Perhaps this crisis will focus minds on the problems caused by neglecting rural areas.
A Tanzanian farmer tractor driver in Makuyuni, Arusha, Tanzania.
Why poverty line data do not capture the ability of Tanzanians to build relatively good houses.
Chilean police clash with anti-government demonstrators during a protest in Santiago, Chile, Nov. 12, 2019. Santiago is one of a dozen cities worldwide to see mass unrest in recent months.
AP Photo/Esteban Felix
From Santiago and La Paz to Beirut and Jakarta, many of the cities now gripped by protest share a common problem: They've grown too much, too fast.
Traditional non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages are made from locally available produce - like bananas.
Although still hugely popular in rural areas, we found that there is little or no support from the government to develop the local brew industry because it's viewed as unhygienic and hard to tax.
Ornamental craft made from palm leaves and pine cone in grass baskets are sold in Eswatini.
Non-Timber Forest Products don't often feature in discussions about poverty reduction and alleviation.
Having women in power may keep Ethiopia’s girls in school.
The appointment of women into positions of power can break stereotypes and inspire girls.
Scott Morrison visiting a Queensland farm this week.
Having an envoy for drought and a prime minister keen to visit drought-affected areas puts the government under pressure to do the wrong thing.
In 2016, about 16 million people in Kenya couldn’t afford to meet their basic needs – which include food and shelter.
Statistics suggest that the fight against poverty is far from being won in Kenya.
In the short-run, the targeted migration program boosts workers in the target region.
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Even if policies could be found to bind new immigrants to regional areas, workers' movements would continue to weaken the long-run impact on regional populations and economies.
Women living below the poverty line will be empowered by UBI.
It could make women agents of change and development in Southeast Asia.
Reggie Batiste with the AIDS Healthcare Foundation in Atlanta administers an HIV test.
The number of new HIV-positive cases has sharply declined – in most parts of the country. Nonurban areas, particularly in the South, are showing sharp increases. Why?