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How to reform apprenticeship in Benin? Integrating modern and traditional systems
Traditional apprenticeship has been an important source of employment for most school dropouts and youth...
Fostering collective capabilities and action for sustainable agricultural intensification in Myanmar
In Myanmar, small-scale farmers, agribusinesses, and industrial companies are competing for access to land, causing...
r4d Synthesis Workshop East Africa on “Land-use planning for Sustainability”
An event dedicated to land-use planning for sustainability in May 2022 in Kenya synthesized lessons...
Export-ready: Helping Ghana’s small firms to trade across borders
Africa’s free-trade area is a chance for businesses to break into new markets. A project...
Für eine neue Kultur des Scheiterns
Brilliant Failure – das tönt beim ersten Mal Hinhören eher wie ein Widerspruch in sich...
A new culture of failure in North-South research partnerships
Brilliant failure – at first this sounds more like a contradiction than a productive way...
Kick it like a girl! Des jeunes footballeuses camerounaises se racontent
En prenant les rênes du récit, quatre footballeuses camerounaises racontent leur histoire. Et battent en...
Wir sind alle Protagonisten: Über partizipative Aktionsforschung, bäuerliche Netzwerke und den Siegeszug der Pflanzenkohle in Kuba
Es war das r4d-Projekt Bio-C, das die Pflanzenkohle 2018 nach Kuba brachte. Ein Jahr später...
Todos somos protagonistas: Sobre la investigación-acción participativa, las redes campesinas y el triunfo del biochar en Cuba
Fue el proyecto r4d Bio-C, que llevó el biochar a Cuba en 2018. Un año...
Diálogos de sanación en Guatemala
Apenas hay hospitales o consultas médicas en Petén. En vez de profesionales con formación clínica,...
Heilsame Dialoge in Guatemala
Spitäler und ärztliche Praxen gibt es in Petén kaum. Anstatt klinisch geschulter Fachkräfte kümmern sich...
How do resource extraction projects affect community health? – Evidence from Mozambique and other African countries
The resource extraction sector in Mozambique has proliferated in the last decade. While the development...
Health impacts of large natural resource extraction projects in Tanzania
Tanzania is rich in natural resources and saw a rapid growth of the extractive industries...
A drop of vanilla: Finding a way out of Madagascar’s ‘triple crisis’
Farmers trading in the popular spice rely on forest just as much. Can dialogue centred...
Gender in public health research: overcoming resistance and leveraging opportunities
There are significant gender inequalities in public health. To address these inequalities, it is crucial...
Job Creation and Conditions for a Social and Environmental Impact
An event dedicated to job creation and decent work spurred discussion on social and environmental...
Sur la bonne voie : Des outils pour accéder au travail décent en Afrique de l’Ouest
Trouver un bon emploi n’est pas chose aisée au Togo et Burkina Faso. Équipés de...
Gender Dimensions in Peacebuilding
A dialogue event at the Swiss Armed Forces International Command, dedicated to gender dimensions in...
Más conocimiento significa más seguridad: los plaguicidas en el cultivo de la papa en Cuba
Hasta ahora no se sabía cómo se comportan los plaguicidas aplicados en los suelos y...
Mehr Wissen bedeutet mehr Sicherheit: Pestizide im kubanischen Kartoffelanbau
Wie sich ausgebrachte Pestizide in kubanischen Böden und Kartoffeln verhalten, wusste man bisher nicht. Das...
Ventures for richer soil: Turning organic leftovers into compost in Ghana
Farmers struggling with depleted land tap techniques to make quality fertiliser from oil palm and...
How to bring evidence from research into policy? Lessons from five global public health projects
In public health, evidence generated by research can form the basis of effective new laws,...
An app for apples: Safeguarding ancient fruit forests in Central Asia
Citizen science and early testing could save the world’s cradle of pome trees from fire...
Food Academy: Testing sustainability in the system for small farms
A virtual training teaches how to spot food-system bottlenecks that keep smallholders on the losing...
Kick it like a girl!
La popularité croissante du football féminin au Cameroun et au Sénégal fait bouger les lignes...
Set up to succeed: Training to access decent work in West Africa
Good jobs don’t come easy in Togo and Burkina Faso. Given the right support, counsellors...
Impacts sanitaires de l’exploitation minière industrielle en Afrique subsaharienne : le cas du Burkina Faso
Le secteur minier en Afrique subsaharienne, notamment au Burkina Faso, a connu une croissance rapide...
Health impacts of industrial mining in Ghana and sub-Saharan Africa
Many countries in sub-Saharan Africa, including Ghana, have mineral deposits in commercial quantities. While industrial...
Utilization of research knowledge in transformation pathways towards sustainability
Co-creation of research knowledge between academics and non-academic stakeholders, contributes to sustainable development and societal...
Infographic: Use of research knowledge by society
Bridging the science-practitioner gap in ecosystem research for development
The impact of research for development investments in the Global South can be increased when...
Schalt’ das Radio ein: Strategien für fruchtbarere afrikanische Böden
Was die Forschung als nachhaltige Lösung erkannt hat, sollte nicht Theorie bleiben. Ganz besonders, wenn...
Turn the radio on: Strategies for more fertile African soils
What research has identified as sustainable solution should not remain theory. Especially when it comes...
Material for life: Writing an autobiography of waste in South Asia
Cities in the region struggle with mismanaged waste. Can they learn from past crises to...
“Green Vein”: Official film trailer released
Green Vein – The Agroecological Renaissance of West Africa...
“La veine verte”: Sortie de la bande-annonce officielle du film
La veine verte – La renaissance agroécologique de l’Afrique de l’Ouest...
E-learning suite: Basics for producing videos about your research
The Digital Storytellers project had the objective to reveal research projects’ contributions towards achieving the...
“It changes the relationship”: The power of film in research for development
What happens when scientists take up filmmaking to tell stories about their work in the...
Validating organic resource management approaches for enhancing soil fertility
The application of organic resources in agricultural land enhances soil fertility and quality, with positive...
Soil management innovations for sustainable yam production
Developing soil management approaches for sustainable yam production: This is the common goal of an...
Insects as feed in West Africa
As a natural protein source, insects as feed have a big potential to help improve...
A cross-fertilising science communication campaign for sustainable food systems in West Africa
A multimedia caravan toured in five countries of West Africa to share research findings on...
Guideline: How to communicate research in three minutes
Pitching means explaining an idea in a short and convincing way. It is the traditional...
A better life off the land: Villagers join forces in Myanmar
As forest and farmland dwindle, a project bets on collective action to get smallholders on...
Rooting out invaders: A strategy against exotic trees in East Africa
A ‘selfish’ species is gobbling up pastoral land in Kenya, stirring up trouble. Ecologists and...
Traces of a hard life: Mental health problems on the rise in sub-Saharan Africa
Are depression and anxiety disorders only typical of affluent societies? Given how widespread they are...
Spuren eines harten Lebens: Zunehmende psychische Erkrankungen in Subsahara-Afrika
Sind Depressionen und Angststörungen typische Wohlstandskrankheiten? Angesichts ihrer starken Verbreitung in industrialisierten Ländern könnte man...
Conservation vs. farming: A shared vision for land in Madagascar
Farmers on the island nation face conflicting demands often shaped by global forces. Can they...
Research cooperation with dairy cooperatives: Easing the life of small-scale farmers in Kenya
Dairy farming traditionally dominates Central Kenya and its green Umande region. Setting up cooperatives can...
Treating the causes of depression in Malawi
Mental illnesses in rural areas of Malawi are mainly caused by economic worries and physical...
Making a business with tannin extraction: The value of an agroforestry by-product in the Philippines
Rural communities in the Philippines rely on forestry and crop production for their subsistence. Research...
Solutions for increasing resistance in rice crops
Detecting genetic factors that foster pest resistance in rice is important in stabilising production and...
Legalising local cheese making in Brazil
Raw-milk cheese producers in Brazil are not allowed to sell their produce at local markets....
Improving yam productivity in West Africa
The productivity of yam, a staple food in West Africa, can be significantly increased by...
Increasing soil fertility with Gliricidia trees: Agroforestry in Mali
Soil fertility declines quickly in Mali, as in other countries in the Sahel region. Soil...
Why is it important to look at agricultural casual workers?
Research highlights the importance of casual agricultural workers for sustainable development in rural Rwanda. This...
Understanding health impacts around large mines in Africa
Large natural resource extraction projects like gold mines affect the health of local communities in...
Mining dialogues: Designing a tool for healthy conflict in Africa
The business of extracting prized minerals comes with thorny negotiations. Researchers are about to put...
Restoring grassland by managing invasive tree species in Tanzania
Invasive weeds, shrubs and trees keep invading arable land in many African countries. They cause...
Shaping a sustainable future in the forests of the A Luoi Valley
Acacia and rubber tree plantations have changed landscapes and livelihoods of A Luoi. The Forest...
Cultivating rice and cash crops for local and global markets using sustainable farming techniques in Madagascar
Balancing out the production of rice, vanilla and coffee, while conserving biodiversity in national parks,...
Collaboration for establishing sustainable palm oil production
Palm oil poses a classical dilemma: It provides significant earnings for countries, corporations and smallholders,...
Higher incomes, better lives? Effects of agricultural change in Nepal and Rwanda
Commercialisation of agriculture has effects on multiple dimensions of human life in Nepal and Rwanda....
Nachwuchs in Westafrika wirtschaftet in Richtung nachhaltige Zukunft
Dank Forschungs- und Start-up-Wettbewerben schlagen neue landwirtschaftliche Techniken schneller Wurzeln. Studierende aus dem r4d-Programm haben...
Young talents in West Africa invest into a sustainable future
Thanks to research and start-up competitions, new agricultural techniques are spreading faster. Students from the...
De jeunes entrepreneurs scientifiques œuvrent pour un avenir durable
De nouvelles techniques agricoles prennent plus facilement racine par le biais de concours de recherche...
Legal loop-holes of financial transactions cause substantial losses of revenues for the developing countries
Independent research on transaction levels reveal substantial losses for developing countries in commodity trading. Curbing...
Creating space for bottom-up conflict de-escalation and peacebuilding
Ethno-religious divides spur conflict. This video-clip from Nigeria and Indonesia puts centre stage the efforts...
Rights and protection for female waste pickers in Nepal
Mountains of household waste pile up outside Kathmandu. Informal waste pickers climb about, looking for...
Improving the waste management value chain in Sri Lanka
Population growth and increased consumption lead to more and more waste. This video-clip shows that...
Inclusive growth in Laos’ manufacturing industry
Many clothes worn worldwide are made in Laos. But while its textile manufacturing industry is...
Homes made of coconut: Building sustainably in the Philippines
Salvaged husks are being fashioned into construction material – designed in Switzerland, made in the...
Regards croisés sur un monde en quête de justice et de paix
La voix des peuples est davantage entendue et prise en compte, de grandes réflexions inclusives...
Converging views of a world in search of justice and peace
With growing community awareness, people have started speaking out, their voices are being heard and...
Nuanced insights into the global issues of ethnic power relations, gender inequality and dealing with painful pasts
Social inequalities often cause conflict. Taking into account the involved players’ different perspectives and perceptions...
Online release of research documentary «Inequality and Conflict – Beyond us and them»
This is the story of people taking the struggle for inclusion beyond ‘us and them’,...
Highly Hazardous Pesticides in Agro-industrial and Smallholder Farming Systems in Kenya
Farms in the global South show heavy use of pesticides such as herbicides, insecticides and...
Public monitoring of the economic, social and environmental effect of industrial mining
The transition to renewable energy and a digital economy increases the demand for minerals. The...
Banking on savings: Women get bargaining power in rural Rwanda
Casual workers are losing out from the country’s shift to commercial farming. Collective bank accounts...
Hoffnung säen auf fruchtbaren Böden
Die Kleinbäuerinnen und -bauern Westafrikas produzieren hauptsächlich für lokale Märkte. Forschende des r4d-Programms gingen der...
Growing hope on fertile soils
Small farmers in Western Africa produce mostly for local markets. Researchers from the r4d programme...
Waste Trails: travelling with the household waste in Kathmandu
Sisdole, the landfill site for municipal waste from Kathmandu, was planned to operate for three...
Winners and loser of trade liberalization: frictions, rigidities and reforms
rade liberalization brings economic gains to the economy due to efficiency improvements and lower prices....
Le rôle des inégalités horizontales dans l’émergence des conflits dans les pays de migration
Dans un contexte marqué par des flux migratoires soutenus, les inégalités horizontales structurelles contribuent à...