Agriculture 03.05.2016

Two leading exhibition organisers in livestock and agricultural machinery, DLG International and VNU Exhibitions Asia Pacific, have announced a joint-venture agreement to launch a new exhibition, AGRITECHNICA ASIA, to take place...[more]

Environment 26.04.2016

The giz-supported Ecochavos project in Mexico’s Sierra Madre Orientale seeks to raise environmental awareness in a region that is one day to become a vast ecological corridor.[more]

Coffee production in Vietnam heavily relies on irrigation.<br/>Photo: DEZA
Water 19.04.2016

A public-private development partnership between Swiss Development and Cooperation (SDC) and Nestlé in Vietnam illustrates that saving water isn’t just sustainable – it’s also profitable[more]

Coffee production in Vietnam heavily relies on irrigation.<br/>Photo: DEZA
Through the Cashew Initiative the trained smallholders could raise their income by 120 USD per year. <br/>Photo: Erik Cleves Kristensen (flickr)
Agriculture 12.04.2016

The "African Cashew Initiative" of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has won this year’s OECD-DAC prize. The Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the Organisation for Economic...[more]

Through the Cashew Initiative the trained smallholders could raise their income by 120 USD per year. <br/>Photo: Erik Cleves Kristensen (flickr)
More than 1,400 participants gathered at this year’s Conference on Land and Poverty.
Land 31.03.2016

At the recently held Conference on Land and Poverty, the central focus lay on the importance of women’s land rights as well as the relevance of fostering secure access to land rights for all. The German Federal Ministry for...[more]

More than 1,400 participants gathered at this year’s Conference on Land and Poverty.
Advisory services 23.03.2016

One of the biggest challenges in rural development and in rural advisory services is how to reach the 500 million smallholder farmers with relevant and high quality information and services. The results of a one-year learning...[more]

Egypt has an important aquaculture sector. <br/>Photo: © FishConsult
Fisheries 08.03.2016

Switzerland, in collaboration with WorldFish and CARE International, has launched the “Sustainable Transformation of Egypt’s Aquaculture Market System” (STREAMS) project, aimed at boosting production of inexpensive, nutritious...[more]

Egypt has an important aquaculture sector. <br/>Photo: © FishConsult
Doctors working at Connaught Hospital, Freetown, Sierra Leone. This Hospital was on the frontline of the Ebola epidemic.<br/>Photo: © Simon Davis/DFID
Health 02.03.2016

Germany is providing 205 million euros for strengthening health systems and economic and social recovery in the region affected by Ebola.[more]

Doctors working at Connaught Hospital, Freetown, Sierra Leone. This Hospital was on the frontline of the Ebola epidemic.<br/>Photo: © Simon Davis/DFID
Rural development 22.02.2016

Discussions at the General Assembly 2016 of the Donor Platform for Rural Development focused on the need to identify a common purpose for a coherent agenda on rural transformation that will support economic growth and job...[more]

2015 Field Days in the Indian Federal State of Gujarat
Trade 15.02.2016

The German Agricultural Society (Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft, DLG) is broadening its horizons in Asia in February and April with Field Days In India and participation in an agricultural trade fair in Shiraz in Iran. An...[more]

2015 Field Days in the Indian Federal State of Gujarat
Experts and politicians from Europe and Africa discuss the issue of food security in Africa’s rapidly growing cities.

By 2050, four-fifths of the population of the African continent will live in cities. At the invitation of BMZ, GIZ and the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development, experts and politicians met in Berlin to discuss how the...[more]

Experts and politicians from Europe and Africa discuss the issue of food security in Africa’s rapidly growing cities.
A dust storm during the dry season in Olkiramatian in the Kenyan Rift Valley.
Soils 19.01.2016

During the United Nations COP21 climate conference in Paris, Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) entered a strategic partnership with the International Fund for Agricultural Development...[more]

A dust storm during the dry season in Olkiramatian in the Kenyan Rift Valley.
Agriculture 12.01.2016

Access to quality seed and appropriate crop varieties as well as legal protection tools for commercial plant breeders and farmer breeders were at the centre of a GIZ expert talk on seeds and sustainable agriculture. [more]

Nearly all small farms in Ethiopia are rain fed. Drought or irregular rainfall can result in disastrous effect on harvests and farming families' well-being.
Climate change 18.12.2015

Together with the other G7 countries, Germany is supporting the InsuResilience climate risk insurance initiative. At the Climate Change Conference in in Paris, France, the German Federal Government announced that it was providing...[more]

Nearly all small farms in Ethiopia are rain fed. Drought or irregular rainfall can result in disastrous effect on harvests and farming families' well-being.
The UNCCD Conference took place in October in Ankara/Turkey.
Land management 03.12.2015

At the 12th Conference of United Nation Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) in October this year, the role of UNCCD in the context of sustainable land and soil management has been strengthened. Germany hosts the...[more]

The UNCCD Conference took place in October in Ankara/Turkey.
Agritechnica presentend innovations, which enable processes to be part-automated that will give farmers the new opportunities they need to enhance efficiency and conserve resources.
Agriculture 23.11.2015

The international trade fair for agricultural machinery once again proved to be the showcase of innovative agricultural technology worldwide.[more]

Agritechnica presentend innovations, which enable processes to be part-automated that will give farmers the new opportunities they need to enhance efficiency and conserve resources.
A contract farmer in Rwanda.
ICT 17.11.2015

GIZ has launched the virtual Community Practice on contract farming, which offers an open space for broader exchange beyond borders.[more]

A contract farmer in Rwanda.
An award for the early adoption of solar photovoltaic solutions for irrigation in the production of horticulture in Zambia, Nepal and Honduras.
Energy 10.11.2015

13 innovators that will collectively receive nearly 13 million USD in funding under the PAEGC Second Global Call for Innovations have been announced. [more]

An award for the early adoption of solar photovoltaic solutions for irrigation in the production of horticulture in Zambia, Nepal and Honduras.

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