Brussels, 16 October 2008: In the 7th Brussels Development Briefing on rising food prices, Stineke Oenema representing the CONCORD European Food Security Working Group called for sufficient policy space of developing countries to make independent decisions on protecting their markets. While there seems to be a general consensus that smallholder agriculture needs a boost to … Continue reading Food prices: More than food production
Dr. Rudolf Buntzel, from the Church Development Service and representing Concord during the 6th Brussels Development Briefing, explained that new actors bring new international funds - each with different procedures. NGOs are challenged to search for additional sources of funding, and rely less on their governments. Dependence on public funding can drive NGOs away from … Continue reading The new aid architecture: what implications for civil society?