Egypt has an important aquaculture sector. <br/>Photo: © FishConsult


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

Doctors working at Connaught Hospital, Freetown, Sierra Leone. This Hospital was on the frontline of the Ebola epidemic.<br/>Photo: © Simon Davis/DFID


Germany is providing 205 million euros for strengthening health systems and economic and social recovery in the region affected by Ebola.more

Rural development


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

2015 Field Days in the Indian Federal State of Gujarat


The German Agricultural Society (Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft, DLG) is broadening its horizons in Asia in February and April with Field Days In India and participation in an agricultural trade fair in Shiraz in Iran. An...more

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



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.


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



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


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

The UNCCD Conference took place in October in Ankara/Turkey.
Land management


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

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.


The international trade fair for agricultural machinery once again proved to be the showcase of innovative agricultural technology worldwide.more

A contract farmer in Rwanda.


GIZ has launched the virtual Community Practice on contract farming, which offers an open space for broader exchange beyond borders.more

An award for the early adoption of solar photovoltaic solutions for irrigation in the production of horticulture in Zambia, Nepal and Honduras.


13 innovators that will collectively receive nearly 13 million USD in funding under the PAEGC Second Global Call for Innovations have been announced. more

Climate change


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



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

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