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Governance

A study commissioned by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, titled “The Role of Open Data in Fighting Land Corruption: Evidence, Opportunities and Challenges”, of January 2021 has arrived…

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Who do farmers in rural Nepal turn to for advice and services such as agricultural inputs, machinery or loans? The answer, if they are given a choice, is not one single entity, but a variety of actors, depending on the…

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Plant breeding

How to feed the world in times of pandemics and climate change was the topic of this year’s Global Forum for Food and Agriculture – GFFA. The Expert Panel of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)…

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Organic farming

Results from long-term comparative farming systems research of the Swiss Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL and its partners in Kenya, India, and Bolivia reveal that profitability and productivity of organic…

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Agribusiness

The Covid-19 pandemic had a considerable impact on global supply chains and the provision of food, especially in the countries of the Global South. At the GFFA 2021, a panel of experts discussed the challenges which…

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Agriculture

Wild tea that grows in Laos’ rugged landscape is harvested by smallholder farmers. Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) is assisting them to strengthen their organisational capacities and agroecological knowledge, thereby…

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Women

Women in rural areas are triggering great changes every day despite many obstacles. As part of the special “ONEWORLD No Hunger” initiative of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ),…

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Health

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a widespread and severe impact on some of the world’s poorest people, according to international research conducted by the Alliance2015, of which Helvetas is one partner. The study…

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Food losses

The Agritechnica Asia and Horti Asia digital talk about Post-Harvest Losses, which took place in late November, addressed the avoidance of losses by improved process management and handling of crops as well as…

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SDGs

India recently released its Voluntary National Review 2020, stating progress on 297 indicators across the 17 goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs). With four programmes under the BMZ’s ‘ONE WORLD –…

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