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Decentralisation: who really benefits?

In recent years, there has been a broad agreement that decentralisation is an important element of achieving democracy at local level. It has also been seen as a key to strengthening the delivery of basic services, many of which have proved too cumbersome and expensive for central governments...

Where there's muck there's megaWatts!!

Few farmers would turn down a chance to get three jobs done properly and all the same time. This may well be one of the main reasons why more farmers around the world are tempted to install a biogas digester. Put farm waste into a tank where methane-producing bacteria thrive and ...

A fungal feast?

In a basket held by a young African girl, red, yellow and orange wild edible fungi are piled high making an attractive display. These fungi play a unique and integral role within the habitat from where they are harvested; without them the native miombo woodlands would not exist. ...

Establishing the balance: eco-tourism and farming

In Belize, eco-tourism is actively promoted and it is now one of the biggest contributors to the country's GDP with the result that much of the country is preserved from development. But a large percentage of Belize's population depend primarily on agriculture and, unfortunately, this is where a conflict of interests lies...

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