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Cada número de la revista trata de un determinado tema, con el propósito de profundizar nuestra comprensión de componentes conceptuales básicos, así como aplicaciones prácticas dentro de diferentes sectores del desarrollo.
Además, la revista presenta las novedades que van apareciendo, a fin de propiciar el debate sobre el futuro del sector de desarrollo de la capacidad, considerado en su conjunto.
From picking up a good idea from a competitor to engaging in strategic alliances, there is a wide spectrum of ways in which inter-organisational learning occurs. However, unlike the private sector inter-organisational learning in the development sector is hardly studied or evaluated. There seems to be an uncritical assumption that working and learning together is unproblematic and usually beneficial for all parties. Drawing on practical cases from India, South Sudan and South Africa, among others, this issue of Capacity.org discusses a number of challenges faced by learning partnerships and offers lessons for avoiding some of the commonly experienced pitfalls.
Humankind will have to learn to live with climate change. Experts argue that even the most effective mitigation measures will no longer be sufficient to avert climate change resulting from past carbon emissions. This issue of Capacity.org discusses the capacity of communities to adapt to the effects of climate change. It focuses in particular on those communities considered most vulnerable to climate change impacts, including marginalized smallholders and pastoralists whose livelihoods depend on natural resource bases that are already severely stressed and degraded.Vistazo a todos los artículos de esta revista Descarga de la revista en versión pdf
With the global population expected to rise to 9 billion by 2050, there has been growing attention at the highest policy circles to the contribution of small-scale agriculture to food security and poverty eradication. In a 2010 report, Olivier de Schutter, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food, cited research findings that small-scale farmers could potentially double their yields within ten years, subject to prudent application of external inputs and effective management of natural resources. However, the creation of an enabling framework towards this end has been hampered by contradictory approaches and policy ''pendulum swings" over the past few decades that have seen national and international efforts focus alternately on 'rights-based' and 'market-based' support strategies. This issue of Capacity.org aims to refocus attention on the critical but largely neglected issue of producer agency: that is, the capacity of producers to make informed choices, and to act on those choices. Drawing on several detailed case studies - contract farming arrangements that benefit or exploit farmers; guidelines for addressing farm labour interests; and the role of women on small-scale farms - the journal's contributors offer practical guidance on how to strike the right balance between "economic and political empowerment."Vistazo a todos los artículos de esta revista Descarga de la revista en versión pdf
With global population expected to grow to 9 billion people by 2050, the contribution of small-scale agricultural to food security and poverty eradication is drawing increasing attention at the highest policy circles. In a 2010 report, Olivier de Schutter, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food, cited research findings that small-scale farmers could potentially double their yields within ten years, subject to prudent application of external inputs and sufficient attention to natural resource management. However, the agricultural sector over the past few decades has been characterized by ''pendulum swings" that have seen national and international efforts focus alternately on 'rights-based' and 'market-based' approaches, with little regard to the role of producer agency in a dynamic global environment. Drawing on insights from different disciplines, this issue of Capacity.org aims to contribute to reshaping the debate on how markets can made to work for small scale farmers by posing the central question: how small-scale farmers and their organisations can best be helped to develop their capacities so that they can improve their circumstances and assume a position of strength in society? The journal brings together insights from diverse disciplines to offer practical guidance for capacity-development practitioners on how to strike the right balance by "strengthening the capacity of small-scale farmers to make effective choices."Vistazo a todos los artículos de esta revista Descarga de la revista en versión pdf
The next issue of Capacity.org will highlight successful cases of endogenous and effective capacity development as a practical contribution to discussions at the 4th High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness. Contributions are invited for the online version of the journal. For more information please contact the Editor-in-chief, Heinz Greijn (email@example.com).