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Focusing on the quality of aid to agriculture. More and Better presents its new publication.

There is an urgent need for more support for agriculture and rural development. But not all support is good support. Sometimes less aid is better than more. Both governments in developing countries and donor countries are now giving some more support to agriculture and rural development – even if it is still very little.
Will this support sustainable agriculture or an agriculture model which contributes to climate change, loss of biodiversity and soil degradation? Will it benefit the poor and undernourished or the agro-industry and the rich people? Will the increased support to agriculture and rural development do more harm than good?
The More and Better campaign is advocating for more and better support for agriculture and rural development. In this book we focus on the quality of the support. The case studies from 12 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America - presented in this book look at examples of both successful support and bad aid. They show very clearly that good intentions, plans and funding do not give any guarantee for positive outcome of projects. It is necessary therefore to follow principles and guidelines for how to decide what kind of support is needed, for the goals of the programs and projects, and how they should be carried out.


The English version of the book is available for downloading here

If you wish to receive a hard copy please write to secretariat@moreandbetter.org.




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