Trade

11.06.2015

Owing to the ecological and social problems it entails, but also because of the high share of GM seed, soy cultivation in South America is a controversial issue. At the ‘GMO-free Europe’ conference, GIZ held an event on the...[more]

Crop protection

27.05.2015

The Plant Doctor Game, a video game specially developed for the Swiss pavilion at Expo Milano 2015, enables visitors to step into the shoes of a smallholder farmer who needs to protect his or her crops. The Swiss Development...[more]

Soils

20.05.2015

“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]

Agriculture

15.05.2015

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]

Land

13.04.2015

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]

Forestry

01.04.2015

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]

Water

24.03.2015

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

12.02.2015

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]

Land

26.01.2015

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]

COMING EVENTS

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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7-11 September 2015 - Durban, South Africa

The XIV World Forestry Congress

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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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1-5 November 2015 - Antalya, Turkey

2nd International Plant Breeding Congress

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

Moringa Symposium and Congress

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25 November  2015 - Berlin, Germany

The Global Bioeconomy Summit (Call for Contributions - Interactive Session

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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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