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The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) has aligned itself with the fields of action of modern international cooperation and adopted a new structure as of 1 September 2022. The SDC is now divided into…

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Germany supports IFAD in rewarding the essential services that rural people provide. These services preserve biodiversity and ecosystems, making a significant contribution to climate change mitigation.

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Forestry

Forests have a key role to play in the fight against the climate crisis, biodiversity loss and hunger. That is why Germany’s Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced at the COP27 climate conference in Sharm…

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Covid-19

Through an international study, European NGOs, including Helvetas, have investigated the long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on developing countries. The majority of already disadvantaged families have still not…

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Agribusiness

At this year’s Agro Tech India Exhibition, running under the motto “Protection of Crops, Protection of Future” from the 4th–7th November, a German-Indian Initiative will be presented to offer innovative solutions for the…

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Food security

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and UN World Food Programme (WPF) are expanding cooperation in 27 countries particularly hard hit by the global hunger crisis. This was agreed by…

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Food systems

Agroecological transitions require deep structural changes across diverse actors that may have different interests and only interact and cooperate to varying degrees with each other. The Nutrition in City Ecosystems…

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Agriculture

The Sub-Saharan Cotton Initiative (SSCI) has emerged from an ideas competition organised by the Global Programme “Sustainability and Value Added in Agricultural Supply Chains” run by Deutsche Gesellschaft für…

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Agriculture

The Ukraine war has brought major disruptions to food and agricultural input supply chains around the globe. The entailing shortages of staple crops, fuel and mineral fertiliser have a direct negative impact on food…

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Water

During the last decades Switzerland has gathered a wealth of experience in Transboundary Water Management (TWM), and has now shared exactly this expertise with two delegations from Southeast Asia during practical field…

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