Wednesday, 8 August 2012

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Rio+20: Women's rights in reverse gear

Posted: 08 Aug 2012 07:19 AM PDT

Action for women's rights at Rio+20

This guest post is by Agnes Otzelberger, Africa Climate Adaptation and Global Gender Advisor, CARE International.

The Rio+20 agreement, already finalised by negotiating parties before the official conference began, does not go far beyond 'recognising', 'affirming', and 'acknowledging' the importance of a long but fragmented shopping list of social, environmental and economic ingredients for sustainable development and the 'green economy'. In the absence of clear leadership and a reasonably resourced roadmap to achieve sustainable development, this is a bit like telling a crew of sailors to cross the ocean with no captain, no boat, no map and no clear destination.

Measuring aid to agriculture and food security

Posted: 08 Aug 2012 01:03 AM PDT

A new briefing paper from the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) discusses flaws in the system for identifying aid to agriculture and calls for a purposeful (policy-relevant) measure that addresses global commitments on transparency, accountability and results-based aid. The paper is by Lidia Cabral (a member of the Future Agricultures Consortium) and John Howell.