Organic farming


”Organic food for all - can organic farming feed the world?” was the topic discussed by Professor Ulrich Köpke (Bonn University) and Dr. Stephan Krall (GIZ) at an event in July 2014.[more]

Family Farming


The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) organised a “Face to Face (f2f) of its Agriculture and Food Security and Gender Equality Networks in June to discuss salient issues of regarding smallholder family farms. [more]

Family Farming


Aquaculture is the fastest growing food sector worldwide, and is often practiced on small fami-ly-run farms. [more]

Food security


Representatives from politics, industry, academia and civil society debate the role of plant genetic resources for global food security[more]



In a GIZ experts’ talk, development experts discussed the meaning of agricultural innovation as an approach to sustainable and productive agriculture. [more]



Seed is one of the most important inputs for agriculture. Without seed no harvest. GIZ invited representatives from research and civil society to an expert talk in early June on ways to improve the availability of seed to...[more]

Food security


A 20 per cent rise in global market wheat prices will immediately lead to a rise in bread prices in Latin America. This is one of the results of a project by the International Food and Policy Research Institute that was financed...[more]



How sustainable water management practices can contribute to the resilience of smallholder communities in the Sahel was discussed at a GIZ-symposium held by “Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit” (GIZ) in Bonn,...[more]

“Rethinking Rural Development__ Opportunities for new partnerships and territorial approaches in a changing rural environment” was the main topic at the Annual Assembly of the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development, held in...[more]



Is world agricultural trade the cause of underdevelopment and hunger in the Third World? Or does it not rather contribute to optimising production and sales, creating prosperity for everyone? These issues were discussed by the...[more]



Focusing on women of reproductive age GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für international Zusammenarbeit) launched two “Affordable Nutritious Foods for Women” projects (ANF4W) in Bangladesh and Ghana in October and November 2013. [more]

The international agricultural engineering exhibition Agritechnica is increasingly attracting visitors from developing countries and emerging economies. The German Agricultural Society (DLG) is adapting its range of exhibits...[more]


23-25 September 2014 - Savoy Hotel, Buenos Aires, Argentina

5th GFRAS Annual Meeting 2014 Argentina RAS policies – evidence and practice

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24-25 September 2014 - Terneuzen, The Netherlands

3rd International Seaweed Conference 

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7-10 October 2014 - Humidtropics, Conference Center of IITA in Ibadan, Nigeria

Systems Research for Sustainable Intensification in Smallholder Agriculture - Humidtropics Integrated Systems Conference

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8-9 October 2014 - Ambhara Hotel,Jakarta, Indonesia

2nd Annual-AIDF Food Security Summit: Asia 2014 

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16 October 2014 - Schloss Hohenheim, Stuttgart

World Food Day Colloquium 2014 : Family Farming – a solution for food and nutrition security?

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22-23 October 2014 - Beijing,  China

2nd China International Precision Agriculture and High-efficiency Utilization Summit (PAS 2014) 

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27 October - 1 November 2014 - Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC) Bangkok, Thailand

4th International Rice Congress (IRC2014) 

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15-23 November 2014 - North-South Centre - European Centre for Global Interdependence and Solidarity, Lissabon, Portugal

Global Education Week 2014 Ernährungssicherheit -Lebensmittelverschwendung 

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19-21 November 2014 - Rome

Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2)

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7 December 2014-International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), Lima, Peru

Food and Nutrition Security, Agriculture and Climate Change 

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7-9 January 2015 - The Empress Hotel, Chiang Mai, Thailand

1st International Conference on Asian Highland Natural Resources Management 

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3 - 6 March 2015 - Stuttgart, Germany

2nd International Congress Hidden Hunger - Hidden Hunger, Childhood Development and Long-term Prospects for Society and Economy

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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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