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.
Energy 28.01.2016

The global initiative “Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development (PAEGC)” in cooperation with TH Köln – University of Applied Science is offering a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). [more]

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.
Climate change 16.10.2015

The Andean highlands of Peru are heavily affected by climate change. That is why the Swiss Development Cooperation is supporting a project in the country to secure the livelihoods of poor rural communities, and to strengthen...[more]

Agriculture 29.09.2015

Agritechnica, the world’s leading trade fair for agricultural machinery and equipment, will take place from 8 to 14 November at Hanover/Germany. Some 2,800 exhibitors from 52 countries will be presenting their new and further...[more]

Land 25.08.2015

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), and the World Bank signed a Declaration of Intent to establish a new Network of Excellence on...[more]

Livestock 17.08.2015

Even in regions heavily affected by climate change, long droughts and extreme heat, livestock production can be successfully modified and optimised. This is the key conclusion of a conference of international agricultural...[more]

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