For five years, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, the Federal Office for the Environment and the Federal Office for Agriculture have actively supported work on a new standard to ensure that water usage worldwide...[more]



The German Agricultural Society (Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft e.V. –DLG) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) are intensifying their co-operation. A co-operation agreement has been...[more]

Knowledge sharing


A delegation of experts from Kenya and Nigeria reported on current developments and trends regarding the potato value chain on a trip organised by the German Food Partnership.[more]

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]

“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]


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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29-30 November 2014- International Potato Center(CIP) Avenida La Molina 1895, La Molina Lima, Peru.

Hackathon on Climate-Smart Agriculture 

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6 - 7 December 2014 -Lima,Peru

The Global Landscapes Forum - Landscapes for a new climate and development agenda

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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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2-10 February 2015 - Nürnberg, Germany

International DAAD-Alumni Winter School “Quality management along organic agri-value chains in developing countries – production, post-harvest technology, processing, marketing and trade”,

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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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20-22 May 2015 - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 

The 10th eLearning Africa Conference

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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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