Rural Development

How do rural development and agriculture contribute to sustainable food security and poverty reduction in times of climate change, land grabbing, HIV and AIDS, and trade liberalization?

Quality of life, in particular for the poorest people in developing countries, continues to depend to a large extent on the degree to which agriculture is able to support an ecologically and socially sound sustainable development for men and women.

Since 1997 FAKT offers services to strengthen partner organizations in developing countries in sustainable agriculture and food security. Our consultancies on agricultural and related rural development issues are process-oriented and guided by the principles of participation and gender justice.

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Wolfgang Heinrich, veteran expert on the Do No Harm approach and involved in its development from early days, provided a one-day training for FAKT consultants in October 2019 on how to implement the Do No Harm approach.

FAKT is part of the consortium with Adelphi, GOPA, arepo consult and Ceval which is implementing the second project evaluation cycle of the International Climate Change Initiative (Internationale Klimaschutzinitiative, IKI) of the German Environment Ministry (BMU) from 2019 to 2021.

A day’s input and reflection of FAKT consultants in April 2019 served to understand the chances of digitalisation for consultancies and for development interventions. Nora Hauptman of betterplace.lab gave a vivid overview of trends with lots of practical examples.