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March Newsletter - Dive Deep into Community

I have been living at my placement site in Aoral, Kampong Speu for over five months now since last October. In total, I have been living in Cambodia for over six months. 2,866 more words



By Gichuhi Gathoni

Born, raised, and taught all the styles of survival that ancestors used to kill a lion, would still pass on to the generations after, to the point that once a newbie arrives with these new ways of changing everything through calling it modernization feels exhaustive, re-coated by the ‘Mzungu’ and a longer process. 674 more words

Rural Development

Yao Jinbo: Mobile Internet a New Engine for Rural Development | China Unlocked

By Wang Zhe

When the rural revitalization strategy meets mobile Internet, will they generate new momentum for rural development of China?

Yao Jinbo, deputy to the National People’s Congress and CEO of 58.com, recently shared his views on the topic in an interview with… 495 more words

China Unlocked

Investing in rural entrepreneurs

Tell us about you

My name is Rebecca Obounou and am a proud Haitian – American who now lives in the US. I work at Babson College in their Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship Action Lab.  539 more words


Budgetary allocations for rural economy and farmers a farce - P Sainath


Founder of the People’s Archive of Rural India, a former Rural Affairs editor of The Hindu and the author of Everybody Likes A Good Drought, Dr Palagummi Sainath has decades of published work to his credit as a journalist, and needs no introduction. 558 more words

The Writers Den

Structural Transformation: Is the smallholder farming economy of Africa ready?

In the current age and era, the anthropocene, we are daily reminded of the reasons why we need to transform our economies out of and beyond being production- or extraction-based. 879 more words

Agricultural Development

Barefoot Doctors: The Story Of Chinese Rural Healthcare Movement

‘Barefoot Doctors’ is a part of Chinese Rural Health Care Movement which began in the 1950s  and gathered momentum after 1968. The barefoot doctors were essentially farmers who were given about six months of basic medical and paramedical training in a hospital and then sent back to their villages to farm and also to provide basic medical care to the people. 396 more words