Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Rethinking technological change in smallholder agriculture

The concept of technology adoption (along with its companions, diffusion and scaling) is commonly used to design development interventions, to frame impact evaluations and to inform decision-making about new investments in development-oriented agricultural research. However, … Continue reading

Saturday, 17 August 2019 · Leave a comment

Philanthropic Power and Development – Who shapes the agenda?

This report  examines the role and impact of philanthropic foundations in development. It addresses the impacts and side effects of philanthropic engagement by taking a closer look at the priorities … Continue reading

Monday, 7 March 2016 · Leave a comment

Rethinking Agriculture in the Greater Mekong Subregion

Nations of the Greater Mekong Subregion need to ‘rethink’ their agricultural industries to meet future food needs, given the social shifts and climate changes that are forecast for the coming … Continue reading

Friday, 11 January 2013 · Leave a comment

Rising food prices: time to put your money where your mouth is?

Behind the cold hard numbers of price increases, shrinking budgets and inflationary fears, the simple truth is high food prices can kill –or severely impair- people, especially kids from underprivileged … Continue reading

Sunday, 21 October 2012 · Leave a comment