Cultivable Land Creating Opportunities for Pakistani Women
Sindh government initiated a first-of-its-kind pilot project in 2008 to distribute 91,000 hectares of cultivable state land to thousands of poor and landless peasants, with specific focus on women. The Province of Sindh has traditionally been a patriarchal society mainly sustained by agriculture. While women have always played a vital […]
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TAFTA | TTIP: No Thank You! That’s Not What a Transatlantic Partnership Means*
This article was written by Alessa Hartmann (German Forum on Environment and Development) and published in the “Transatlantic Colossus“. Abstract: The elimination of tariffs and the harmonization of standards increases economic power and produces wealth for all – this is the fallacy the negotiations between the US and the EU on […]
The TAFTA | TTIP and Agriculture: Making or Breaking the Tackling of Global Food and Environmental Challenges?
Abstract: The recently commenced negotiations on a transatlantic free trade area (TAFTA | TTIP) are likely to have an impact on transatlantic and global agricultural and environmental regulation. The potential for developing a global trade regime that is able to face the pressing global food and environmental challenges of […]
Opening to the East? Hungary moves to face the challenges of free trade
The European Union as a whole promotes free trade but its Member States try to protect their national economies from its challenges, especially when it comes to agricultural products. Eastern members, such as Hungary, are in a disadvantageous position within the EU primarily because of the lower subsidies they receive […]
Inclusive Growth? Let’s first evaluate!
Can we achieve inclusive growth? Of course we can. How can we achieve it? Well, that’s complicated…and nobody really knows for sure. When aiming for equal distribution of wealth across society, heedless of the adage that the road to success is paved with many failures, most governmental agencies and civil […]