15.08.2017

The Least Developed Countries (LDCs) are also waiting with bated breath for the outcome of the Brexit negotiations. The latest positive signal from the UK Government should let them breathe a sigh of relief.

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In the past, climate scientists have tended to underestimate the risk of a co-occurrence of heatwave and drought. This is the conclusion of one of the first studies by scientists at ETH Zürich examining compound climate extremes.

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As part of the BMZ special initiative ‘One world – no hunger’ the global programme ‘Promoting nutrition-critical value chains in East Africa’ is underway in Kenya and Uganda. Together with local partners, it is supporting...

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Digitisation

15.06.2017

Digital technologies hold a huge potential for poverty reduction and inclusive development in rural areas, as numerous success stories show: recommendations on crop growing and veterinary extension services for farmers,...

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A new report by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) provides an overview of the multiple climate hazard risks in South Asia. It suggests methods for mapping such risks and estimating their impacts on people and...

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