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The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) 3rd international scientific conference will be held in Mexico from 9 to 12 March 2015 and address the following issues: How to better...
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There is a growing recognition that diaspora migrant groups across the globe have a key role to play as “agents of development”, providing vital social capital in the shape of people, networks, finance, ideas and attitudes. Remittances sent home by the global diaspora currently top US$450 billion every year and play a vital role in the development of their respective countries of origin by fostering investments in sectors such as tourism, trade, housing and infrastructure. Although remittances used for agricultural purposes in rural areas are estimated to account for only five per cent of this huge figure, according to the International Fund for Agriculture (IFAD), this still corresponds to four times the global official development assistance for agriculture. In this context, a landmark conference focusing on, ‘Integrating Migration and Development – Diaspora as a Development Enabler’, was held in Rome, Italy on 2-3 October 2014, by the Italian...
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