The rice farmers in the Lofa county are willing to produce more on the promising lowlands.
Agriculture 26.07.2016

Liberia is a resource-rich country. However, it is food insecure and produces only half of its annual rice demand. A recent evaluation shows that Liberia could produce more rice than needed provided that lowland rice production...[more]

The rice farmers in the Lofa county are willing to produce more on the promising lowlands.
Africa is a focal area of the Ministry’s long-term development co-operation activities.

The German Government has raised the budget for the Development Ministry. The additional funding is to be spent largely on reconstruction and rehabilitation in crisis areas. [more]

Africa is a focal area of the Ministry’s long-term development co-operation activities.
Biodiversity 07.07.2016

At a time when a growing world population needs to be fed on limited resources in a changing climate, the conservation and sustainable use of agricultural biological diversity gains utmost importance. [more]

ICT 22.06.2016

The study “Use of ICT for Agriculture in GIZ projects – Status quo, opportunities and challenges” is now available for download. The document serves as an introduction and a practical guideline for projects and planning officers...[more]

The participants at the first Sino-German Agribusiness Forum in Beijing.<br />Photo: © DLG

The German Agricultural Society (DLG) hosted the first Sino-German Agribusiness Forum in Beijing in April. The 100 high-level experts exchanged information on the German and Chines agricultural machineries markets.[more]

The participants at the first Sino-German Agribusiness Forum in Beijing.<br />Photo: © DLG
Markets 31.05.2016

HELVETAS intercooperation have summarised experience gathered in the course of their several year-long Rural Development Livelihood Development Programme in Tanzania in a number of learning documents.[more]

Finance 24.05.2016

Agricultural development needs financial support and the finance sector wants to enter the agricultural sector. Both sectors still struggle to meet halfway and search for new strategies to overcome traditional resentments. The...[more]

Conflict 13.05.2016

Farmers in drug crop cultivation regions are caught in a vicious circle. They work in remote areas and are often dependent on criminal networks. It is also difficult to quit the cultivation of illicit drug crops as there are no...[more]

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]

The German Government has raised the budget for the Development Ministry. The additional funding is to be spent largely on reconstruction and rehabilitation in crisis areas.[more]

The German Government has raised the budget for the Development Ministry. The additional funding is to be spent largely on reconstruction and rehabilitation in crisis areas. [more]

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