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]



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]

Wocat meeting

Land management


In June 2015, around 60 WOCAT members and stakeholders met in Feldafing, Germany, to discuss ways to promote sustainable land management.[more]

Wocat meeting



Green Gold, a project of the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) aiming to ensure the sustainable management of grazing land in Mongolia, has been selected as an example of best practices in food security by Expo Milano 2015. It...[more]



The sixth Bonn Network meeting “Bioenergy for Development” was dedicated to the topic: “Access to energy with biomass – which type for which purpose?” The network was established in April 2012 to encourage an exchange on...[more]



Owing to the ecological and social problems it entails, but also because of the high share of GM seed, soy cultivation in South America is a controversial issue. At the ‘GMO-free Europe’ conference, GIZ held an event on the...[more]

Crop protection


The Plant Doctor Game, a video game specially developed for the Swiss pavilion at Expo Milano 2015, enables visitors to step into the shoes of a smallholder farmer who needs to protect his or her crops. The Swiss Development...[more]



“Transformation” was the buzzword at the Global Soil Week 2015. In future, today’s young professionals will have to take the lead in making this transformation towards sustainable land management happen. A group of 22 young...[more]



For the first time, the German Agricultural Society (DLG), in co-operation with the Zambian National Farmers Union, organised the Livestock Expo in Chisamba, Zambia. The show attracted considerable political attention both on the...[more]



Women’s land rights and the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT) were amongst the main issues at the 2015 Land and Poverty...[more]



The Swiss Development Cooperation – SDC – launched the Andean Forest and Climate Change (ANFOR) project, in December 2014. The main objective is to contribute to the long-term protection of Andean forests and to improve the...[more]



To draw attention to the United Nations International Year of Soils, GIZ has been commissioned by the German Development Ministry to run a nationwide information campaign demonstrating the significance of healthy soils in...[more]


4 September 2015 - Maastricht, The Netherlands

Managing African Agriculture: Markets, Linkages and Rural Economic Development

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7-11 September 2015 - Durban, South Africa

The XIV World Forestry Congress

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16-18 September 2015 - Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany

Tropentag 2015

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4-7 October 2015 - Cape Town, South Africa

SAIREC 2015 Conferences on Renewable Energy

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4-7 October 2015- Rome,Italy

The First International Congress on Postharvest Loss Prevention

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4-10 October 2015 - Heidelberg University, Germany

7th German-Brazilian Symposium for Sustainable Development - Interaction between earth resources and processes and human societies

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27-28 October 2015 - Berlin, Germany

IEA Bioenergy Conference 2015

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1-5 November 2015 - Antalya, Turkey

2nd International Plant Breeding Congress

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6-7 November 2015 - Hannover, Germany

73th International Conference Agricultural Engineering

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19-22 November 2015 - Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria Hotel Manila, Philippines

Moringa Symposium and Congress

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25 November  2015 - Berlin, Germany

The Global Bioeconomy Summit (Call for Contributions - Interactive Session

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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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