“Transformation” was the buzzword at the Global Soil Week 2015. In future, today’s young professionals will have to take the lead in making this transformation towards sustainable land management happen. A group of 22 young...[more]



For the first time, the German Agricultural Society (DLG), in co-operation with the Zambian National Farmers Union, organised the Livestock Expo in Chisamba, Zambia. The show attracted considerable political attention both on the...[more]



Women’s land rights and the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT) were amongst the main issues at the 2015 Land and Poverty...[more]



The Swiss Development Cooperation – SDC – launched the Andean Forest and Climate Change (ANFOR) project, in December 2014. The main objective is to contribute to the long-term protection of Andean forests and to improve the...[more]



To draw attention to the United Nations International Year of Soils, GIZ has been commissioned by the German Development Ministry to run a nationwide information campaign demonstrating the significance of healthy soils in...[more]

Food losses


A new study reveals that a reduction in food losses in the rice value chain in Nigeria will lead to strong environmental benefits and to improved food security.[more]



The Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC) works to ensure food security for all and has made responsible land governance one of its priorities. [more]



The regulations on timber imports have been tightened up world-wide. Importing certified tim-ber from sustainably managed forests contributes to environmental protection. A GIZ experts’ meeting with the Senate of Berlin/Germany...[more]


1-19 June 2015 - Freiburg, Germany

Summer school “Integrated Land Use Systems” (ILUS)

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14-18 June 2015 - Minneapolis-Saint Paul, USA

IFAMA 25th Annual World Forum and Symposium: Innovation, Talent, and Technology in 21st Century of Agribusiness

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8-11 June 2015 - GIZ Conference Centre, Feldafing, Germany

WOCAT Symposium and the 17th WOCAT Network Meeting

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17-19 June 2015 - Halle (Saale), Germany

IAMO Forum 2015 “Agriculture and Climate Change in Transition Economies”

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24-27 June 2015 - Milano, Italy

World Farmers Organisation (WFO) GENERAL ASSEMBLY

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26-27 June 2015- Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) Amsterdam

Celebrating Soil! Celebrating Life!

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25-27 August 2015 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

7th ICSA International Conference on Sustainable Agriculture for Food, Energy and Industry in Regional and Global Context

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16 - 18 September 2015 - Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany

Tropentag 2015

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4-7 October 2015 - Cape Town, South Africa

SAIREC 2015 Conferences on Renewable Energy

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4-7 October 2015- Rome,Italy

The First International Congress on Postharvest Loss Prevention

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4 - 10 October 2015 - Heidelberg University, Germany

7th German-Brazilian Symposium for Sustainable Development - Interaction between earth resources and processes and human societies

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19-22 November 2015 - Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria Hotel Manila, Philippines

Moringa Symposium and Congress

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17-22 July 2016 - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Tenth International Rangeland Congress (IRC) “The Future Management of Grazing and Wild Lands in a High Tech World”

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