News tagged with rural development

Keeping the lights on in rural Uganda

Stephanie Hirmer, a PhD student from the Department of Engineering's Centre for Sustainable Development, is investigating the value-perception of the users of rural electrification projects in Uganda.

dateMar 10, 2015 in Energy & Green Tech
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China vows faster, cheaper Internet

China has said it will aim to bring faster and cheaper Internet access to more people, following complaints that a near monopoly by state-backed firms had hurt service.

dateApr 02, 2012 in Internet
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Mexican farmers despair over record drought

Dust blows across once fertile fields in north Mexico, where the worst drought in 70 years has left thousands of cattle dead and destroyed more than two million acres (almost one million hectares) of crops.

dateDec 13, 2011 in Environment
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Envy holds back agricultural development

Agricultural innovation in developing countries can be hampered and discouraged by envy, according to research published today by academics at the University of East Anglia (UEA).

dateMar 23, 2011 in Other
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Green Europe eyes farming revolution

In a radical overhaul of Europe's controversial Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the European Commission on Thursday suggested a greener, fairer farming policy for the future, including a rethink of subsidies.

dateNov 18, 2010 in Environment
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