There is no such thing as the diaspora. Better collaboration with diaspora organisations requires actions, both from the development sector and the diaspora community. A synthesis.
The question is whether this strategy of decapitation works or not. We argue that at best it is a tactical achievement which could have unintended consequences.
Efforts to engage the diaspora undertaken within the migration & development policy framework fail to harness ‘the potential of the diaspora’. Highlighting three issues that are at stake in this referred to ‘unhappy marriage’.
Intensification is not necessarily the solution – less intensive production systems produce less waste, as do localised food systems, making it easier to ensure food reaches those in need.