Rural development makes a comeback to the political and economic agenda
This article was originally drafted by Fernando Prada and the FORO Nacional Internacional as part of the Rockefeller Foundation’s Searchlight Process. For more Searchlight content on futurechallenges.org, please click here. Rural areas in South America harbor the most endemic forms of poverty. During the last decade, economic growth, combined with improved connectivity and targeted social […]
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Bittersweet: Economic Prosperity in Russia
Vasily Melnichenko, a farmer from a village close to Yekaterinburg, became famous after speaking during the Moscow Economic Forum. “We joined the WTO, but we are certainly not competitive” Melnichenko said. “We want to develop a clear economic and social program because the level of idiocy has, generally speaking, already […]
Collective Marketing Model in India
This article was originally drafted by the Strategic Foresight Group for the newsletter “Asian Horizons” as part of the Rockefeller Foundation’s Searchlight Process. For more Searchlight content on futurechallenges.org, please click here. India has recently witnessed a trend of collective marketing that could impact the lives of millions of small farmers and fishermen across the country […]
Hybrid Rice Or Compost?
Farmers in Thailand and Indonesia are experimenting with new and old techniques to respond to the challenges of climate change.
We Feed The World – But Who Feeds Us?
West African soil has become a contested commodity on the global market as countries compete for land to ensure food security. Meanwhile, the region itself still awaits its green revolution.