Industrial biofuels – fuels made on an industrial scale from agricultural crops – have been put forward as an answer to energy security, climate change and rural development. ActionAid believes they
Empowering local farmers to produce more food for local markets is the bedrock of global food security. Small farmers, the majority of whom are women, are responsible for 90 per cent of the food grown
This study analyses the likely impacts on land use and greenhouse gas emissions of biofuel use by 2020 in 23 EU member states. The analysis includes evidence on size and impacts of ‘indirect land use
The full extent to which FTSE 100 companies use tax havens has, for the first time, been compiled, analysed and published in an accessible and searchable format by ActionAid.
This report uncovers some of the policy incoherencies between EU policies and development objectives.As stipulated in the Lisbon Treaty, the EU is committed to eradicate poverty in developing
Why the world is going backwards on the UN goal to halve hunger and what can be done.The 2010 HungerFREE scorecard shows that there are some simple steps that would make it both possible and
Biofuels have been put forward as a way to reduce carbon emissions and tackle climate change. ActionAid believes they will not serve as the solution to either of these challenges.
There are some positive news stories to tell in relation to the EU’s progress on fighting poverty over the last year. In 2010, the Lisbon Treaty put in place a much strengthened legal basis for