FAO and MasterCard will explore ways to provide credit or money to households to buy basic needs and farming inputs on local markets.[more]



German Sparkassenstiftung joins forces with UN World Food Programme (WFP) in a training measure for farmers to become instructors in rural Zambia. [more]

Rice production


DEG - Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH is investing in improving rice production in Cambodia, the aim being to expand a rice mill and thus safeguard the income of small-scale farmers in southern Cambodia.[more]

Food losses


FAO signed a partnership agreement with Autogrill – the multinational food and beverage provider best known for its full-service motorway rest stops and airport restaurants – to cut food waste and introduce products of...[more]



Keeping fertile soil for future generations. This was the goal that the international conference “Celebrating Soil! Celebrating Life!” held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in late June centred on. The event was organised by the...[more]



IKEA and FAO are planning a study to look into options and barriers to effective forest certification in northern Viet Nam. This study could also assess the potential for scaling up activities and replicating them on a larger...[more]



The Otto Group is helping build wells and sanitary installations in villages in Mozambique, one of the grower countries in the “Cotton made in Africa” (CmiA) initiative. At the same time, CmiA is networking with partners in...[more]

Rural development


The chocolate and cocoa manufacturer Barry Callebaut has launched a clean water campaign with cocoa farmers and communities that is to benefit more than 12,000 people in the rural areas of Côte d’Ivoire.[more]


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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5-6 December 2015 - Palais des Congrès de Paris, France

The 2015 Global Landscapes Forum

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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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