The Aid by Trade Foundation has established a new CmiA organic standard in awarding the biocertification to the Tanzanian cotton company BioSustain, thereby improving market access and social added-value added for African growers...[more]

Innovations

20.10.2014

Recycling urine collected at public toilets is a cheap and simple way to produce fertiliser, according to the developer of a waterless urinal at Indian Technology Institute.[more]

Governments and international development partners must do more to ensure that smallholder farmers can play an active role in the design and development of agricultural Public Private Partnerships (PPPs), writes Fairtrade...[more]

Innovations

06.08.2014

A young start-up enterprise has developed a solar-powered milk refrigerator that can be used in small rural households with only unreliable access to electricity. This will close the milk cold-chain from the smallest farms to the...[more]

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the global consumer goods company Unilever have signed a public-private partnership agreement aimed at helping to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers...[more]

Environment

21.03.2014

African Bamboo, a start-up enterprise in Ethiopia that developed an environmentally-friendly bamboo thermal modification process, received two grants totalling 1.75 million USD from multi-donor Powering Agriculture and from...[more]

Rural women

07.03.2014

A total of 85,000 women farmers in the cotton-growing areas of sub-Saharan Africa are currently benefiting from the Cotton Made in Africa programme, the initiative reports ahead of United Nations World Women’s Day on the 8th...[more]

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7-9 January 2015 - The Empress Hotel, Chiang Mai, Thailand

1st International Conference on Asian Highland Natural Resources Management 

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13-15 January 2015 – CityCube, Berlin, Germany

DLG-Wintertagung: Fortschritt nutzen – Zukunft gestalten
Für eine moderne, nachhaltige Landwirtschaft 

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15-17 January 2015 – CityCube, Berlin/Germany

Global Forum for Food and Agriculture 2015
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16-25 January 2015 – Berlin Fairgrounds; Berlin, Germany

International Green Week 2015 

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2-10 February 2015 - Nürnberg, Germany

International DAAD-Alumni Winter School “Quality management along organic agri-value chains in developing countries – production, post-harvest technology, processing, marketing and trade”,

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3 - 6 March 2015 - Stuttgart, Germany

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Global Soil Week 2015

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Moringa Symposium and Congress

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17-22 July 2016 - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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