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Increasing food security while reducing its environmental impact

Increasing food security while reducing its environmental impact Finding the right balance between using fertilizers for intensification of food production and reducing the impact of fertilizers on the environment Pejman Djavdan (professional) SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL 2: Beëindig honger, bereik voedselzekerheid en verbeterde voeding en promoot duurzame landbouw Ending hunger without compromising our planet One of the most pressing problems of humanity in this century is how a growing global population can feed itself in an appropriate way and live in harmony with the planet and its finite resources. The second United Nations Sustainable Development Goal is to “End Hunger,...

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Migration & the Development of the “Stay Behinds”

Migration & the Development of the “Stay Behinds” By Dr. Michaella Vanore Introduction Much recent literature has highlighted how the magnitude and nature of global population movements have shifted in the past decades. As of the end of 2017, around 3.4% of the world’s population were international migrants—a significant increase from 17 years earlier when 2.8% of the world’s population lived outside of their countries of birth. The largest share of these mobile populations are individuals of prime working age, between the ages of 20 and 64. Women constitute nearly half of the world’s international migrants, and in some...

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Forced Migration: A Primer of the Research Agenda

By Craig Loschmann Few topics have stimulated public attention in recent years like that of conflict-induced forced migration. The world is witnessing concerningly high levels of displacement, with 65.6 million individuals uprooted from their homes by insecurity, persecution and disaster. However, contrary to popular belief, the extent of displacement today is not without precedent, and the vast majority of the world’s displaced flee within their own country’s borders or to neighboring countries within the Global South. Nonetheless, the elevated interest in forced migration has encouraged further academic research on the topic, helping to build our collective understanding of the...

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Migration and Education: International Student Mobility

Migration and Education: International Student Mobility by Julia Reinold Introduction International student mobility (ISM) and the internationalisation of higher education (IoHE) receive increasing attention for some time already, especially since they relate to sensitive topics of public concern including education, migration and development. Migration for education is not a new phenomenon. However, the number of foreign students enrolled in tertiary education worldwide rose significantly during the past decades, from 0.8 million in 1975 to 4.6 million in 2015, with the US, the UK and Australia being the top destination countries. The share of international students remained relatively stable over...

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Corruption and Migration: what is the connection?

Corruption and Migration: what is the connection? By Ortrun Merkle Listening to migrants’ experiences, corruption plays an important role in shaping both their decisions to migrate as well as the experiences they have along the journey. Researchers have however only recently begun to look at the connection between these two phenomena. Three questions need to be asked when we want to understand how corruption and migration are interlinked: 1) what do we mean with corruption in the context of migration; 2) how does corruption impact peoples’ decision to leave their home country?; and 3) how do people experience corruption...

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