Roberto Peiretti is an agricultural scientist in Argentina. He is the CEO of Roberto Peiretti & Associates, a firm engaged in International Agricultural Consulting. He has dedicated his life’s work to sustainable agriculture, writing articles and speaking at many conferences

Karamoja, Uganda: a low investment, high impact initiative According to conventional wisdom, development aid requires massive investments to spur economic growth and bring about sustainable improvements in developing countries. New ways of thinking about development are challenging this notion, and among

Interview with Anders Olsson, CEO of Falling Whistles, an organisation that was created in 2008 after a visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo. Today, the organisation supports Congolese visionaries and entrepreneurs while standing in solidarity with Congolese child soldiers. Q. Could

We caught up last week with the very energetic CEO of Trendy Treat, Stephanie McLean, a talented fashion entrepreneur who is changing the way women approach fashion. Stephanie was born in Jamaica and graduated with a law degree and also

Can new Forest ecosystems be designed and developed to provide the same type of stable and seasonal revenue as Croplands?  Hilly and mountainous areas that once were thickly-wooded or covered with forests are often reduced to stony, unproductive ground by years of

Discussions in Egypt this month have concluded the creation of a new trade zone in Africa, involving 26 countries on the eastern and southern sides of the continent. The trading zone was launched June 10 and is called the Tripartite

Academia has a key role to play in making agricultural investment successful Policy processes such as investment planning require consensus building and careful management of competing claims and interests. However, they also need to be based on hard facts and analysis:

Small Farmers vs. Big Corporations: Who Wins? Book review by Claude Forthomme Food Security Governance, Empowering communities, regulating corporations by Nora McKeon,  Routledge's Critical Security Studies, February 2015. $38. The battle between rural communities and big corporations is a modern replay of David

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