rural development

rural development

Development – A private affair?

This paper looks at the information available on the role of the Italian private sector in participating in and implementing development programmes funded through Italian ODA in one of the key sectors of Italian development cooperation policy: sustainable agriculture and rural development.

Promises, Power and Poverty

The rush to invest in farmland in Africa is having an immediate impact on women’s land-use options, on their livelihoods, on food availability and the cost of living, and, ultimately, on wo

The women of RAFARE process and sell locally produced grain. Photo: Oxfam

An economic lifeline for women in rural Haiti

In a rural area in western Haiti, a group of women is expanding their milling business – which they hope will give the local economy a much-needed boost. Caroline Gluck reports.

Harnessing Agriculture for Development

This report reflects Oxfam’s emphasis on the role of sustainable livelihoods in rural areas, particularly agriculture, in reducing poverty and inequality.

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