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Insurance

In many countries, smallholder farmers are not insured against the loss of food crops. The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is focusing on insurance-based solutions to reduce exposure to disasters,…

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Agribusiness

African agriculture is very attractive for German businesses. Participants in the 2nd German-African Agribusiness Forum, also organised by the German Agricultural Society (DLG), discussed opportunities and challenges.

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Empowerment

The number of shocks and crises has been gradually increasing over the past decades. A good reason for the Berlin Global Learning Forum 2016 to focus on social protection systems adapted to economic and refugee-related…

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At the UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) announced it is supporting developing countries on the path to sustainable energy production and…

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Rural development

How can food and nutrition security benefit from social protection schemes such as cash transfers, public works and school feeding programmes, was in the focus of a GIZ workshop that took place in July in…

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GIZ can now apply for financing from the Green Climate Fund for projects with a total volume of up to USD 250 million.

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For the sixth time, DLG is hosting the Sino-German BioEnergy Annual Conference in Jinan, Province Shandong. The Conference in mid-October is part of the German-Chinese Agricultural Center (DCZ), which was founded by the…

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Water

Experience gathered by a multi-stakeholder initiative to increase water productivity in smallholder rice and cotton production in India, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan has been summarised in a factsheet by HELVETAS…

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Climate change

HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation has summarised the most important information on how agriculture is dealing with climate change and experience with its corresponding projects in a factsheet.

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The rice farmers in the Lofa county are willing to produce more on the promising lowlands.
Agriculture

Liberia is a resource-rich country. However, it is food insecure and produces only half of its annual rice demand. A recent evaluation shows that Liberia could produce more rice than needed provided that lowland rice…

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