For the sixth time, DLG is hosting the Sino-German BioEnergy Annual Conference in Jinan, Province Shandong. The Conference in mid-October is part of the German-Chinese Agricultural Center (DCZ), which was founded by the German...[more]

Water 01.09.2016

Experience gathered by a multi-stakeholder initiative to increase water productivity in smallholder rice and cotton production in India, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan has been summarised in a factsheet by HELVETAS Swiss...[more]

Climate change 10.08.2016

HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation has summarised the most important information on how agriculture is dealing with climate change and experience with its corresponding projects in a factsheet.[more]

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
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]

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)

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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