.... the editor
As a freelance journalist I have been working on numerous development issues since the early 1980s. Initially I worked from New Delhi covering South Asia. In 1988 I went to Nairobi as East Africa correspondent for German newspapers and radio stations. The UN-Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) 1992 in Rio de Janeiro expanded my area of interests and work to include various environment issues such as biological diversity and desertification. Recent work has focussed on the role of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and the World Bank in the “development” of the global South. Over the years I visited many countries in Asia and Africa and a few in Latin America. Uwe Hoering
... this website
This website is a mirror of my work in the past years. Numerous articles, features and analytical papers cover a wide range of topics, countries and problems, with some issues coming up frequently:
+ agriculture, and especially the debates around a New Green Revolution in Africa, especially the current takeover of agriculture by private investors, supported by international financial and development institutions and US-American foundations, and alternatives through peasant agriculture,
+ water issues, in particular privatisation policies promoted by institutions like the World Bank and so called Private Public Partnerships, but also promising attemps to defend water management systems that are publicly controlled and oriented towards the needs of the people,
+ finally developments in China, where interesting agricultural developments are taking place with huge impacts on the global scene.
Features, reports and analyses, written over the years will be continuously supplemented with new ones. Furthermore, publications will be presented and reviewed. A Who's Who? of organisations working on the respective topics adds further information. Additionally, in the German edition, there are news as well as comments, including contributions by guest authors.
... the future
This website is intended to be available in English as well as in German. For the time being, only a few English-language articles are available for Download as pdf-files.
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