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Water en ontwikkeling

De stukken in de special van Vice Versa over water staan nu ook online. De opening (hier te vinden) is een rondleiding in de wereld van de internationale samenwerking op het gebied van water. Over de rol van water in … Continue reading

Farmers gain access to and control over seeds

Last week the special edition of Vice Versa on seeds has been published. I worked on this with Ellen Mangnus, we drafted the concept, produced and coordinated this edition. Very interesting to dive a little bit deeper into the world … Continue reading

New index ranks seed companies on efforts to help smallholders

I wrote for the Guardian Sustainable Business, a website of the Guardian, on the Access to Seeds Index published in the Netherlands.  See the link here

(Nederlands) artikel Volkskrant over index van zaadbedrijven

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(Nederlands) Special Vice Versa over noodhulp

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(Nederlands) Reportage Volkskrant over gas uit het Kivumeer

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Technology won’t do when cleaning up the rubbish

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(Nederlands) Vanuatu kan naar de rechter

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(Nederlands) diaspora praat mee

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Special edition Vice Versa on food chains

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WHO urges disclosure of all results from drug trials

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(Nederlands) Lelijke boontjes in de Volkskrant

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(Nederlands) Special waardeketens, landbouw en ontwikkeling

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Biofortification of cassava

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(Nederlands) Fragiele resultaten

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N2Africa: continued support by Gates foundation

For the international site SciDev.net, I wrote about the ongoing programme N2Africa and interviewed prof Ken Giller on its progress. Have a look here to read it.

(Nederlands) Eigendom van land helpt Chinese boer niet

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(Nederlands) special Vice Versa over gezondheid

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(Nederlands) Hoop voor ontwikkelingswerkers

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(Nederlands) Conferentie over voedselzekerheid

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(Nederlands) Kiloknaller mengen met duurzaam

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(Nederlands) Special Vice Versa over water

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(Nederlands) Extensiveren tegen landroof

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(Nederlands) Special voedselzekerheid Vice Versa

(Nederlands) Jim Woodhill: onderzoekers minder afrekenen op publicaties

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(Nederlands) Hete soep en koffie kunnen nu ook in plastic biobekertjes

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Rewarding forest conservation

At last: some serious funding for combatting deforestation in tropical regions, saving the climate in the process. This is the promise made by REDD. But if you fail to take biodiversity and the local population into account, things can go … Continue reading

‘Aid organizations have been operating too commercially’

Aid delivered by aid organizations is not always effective. There is a strong focus on fundraising, which leads organizations to choose projects with popular appeal, even if it means a duplication of efforts. This is the view of professor of … Continue reading

(Nederlands) Norman Long en prins Bernhard