One of the main causes of food insecurity for farmers in rural areas is limited access to agricultural inputs. Donors, NGOs and governments are using a variety of new tools to improve access to basic products.
The UN rights council voted yesterday (28 September) to send experts to help authorities in crisis-wracked Burundi to investigate violations, casting doubt on whether an independent international probe would be allowed to continue.
Despite two years of political crisis and a downward spiral of human rights and rule of law abuses in Burundi, Europe has failed to mobilise a wave of condemnation from other developing countries. EURACTIV France reports.
The recent decision by South Africa, Burundi and Gambia to withdraw from the International Criminal Court has elicited mixed reactions while highlighting the relevance of the court in the wake of growing perceived marginalisation by African leaders. EURACTIV Germany reports.
For over 20 years, the EU has used development assistance as a lever to advance the cause of human rights. But with the current cooperation framework soon to expire, the future of aid conditionality looks uncertain. EURACTIV France reports.
Relations between the EU and a large group of developing countries are set to change as the Cotonou Agreement nears its end. Some argue that the cooperation deal should be enlarged into Latin America and Asia. EURACTIV France reports.
The African Union (AU) has criticised the EU's decision to cut funding for its peace-keeping mission in Somalia by 20% at a time when it is entrenched in a deadly battle with terrorist militants. EURACTIV Germany reports.
The EU said it could restrict its ties with Burundi to humanitarian aid after talks which finished late on Tuesday failed to resolve its concerns over human rights in the restive central African country.
The European Union will host Tuesday (8 December) a high-level, last-ditch meeting of Burundian leaders, the UN, the African Union and others, in a attempt to halt the slide into violence which many fear may descend into civil war.
The European Union is to evacuate the families of staff members as well as some non-essential employees from Burundi after a wave of political violence in the central African nation, officials said Friday (13 November).
EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini has called on Burundi’s government and opposition to meet outside the strife-torn country in a bid to stop a succession of killings and massive displacement.
European nations have suspended some aid to Burundi, officials said on Monday (11 April), cranking up international pressure on the donor-reliant African nation over a crackdown on protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza's quest for a third term of office.
Authorities in Burundi arrested a leading dissident and shut down the main independent radio station Monday (27 April) as they battled a second day of demonstrations against a bid by the president to cling to power for a third term.
805 million people still suffer from hunger worldwide, while more than twice that number – 2 billion people – are affected by so-called "hidden hunger", says German NGO Welthungerhilfe in its latest study. EURACTIV Germany reports.