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Conflict

Farmers in drug crop cultivation regions are caught in a vicious circle. They work in remote areas and are often dependent on criminal networks. It is also difficult to quit the cultivation of illicit drug crops as there…

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Agriculture

Two leading exhibition organisers in livestock and agricultural machinery, DLG International and VNU Exhibitions Asia Pacific, have announced a joint-venture agreement to launch a new exhibition, AGRITECHNICA ASIA, to…

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Environment

The giz-supported Ecochavos project in Mexico’s Sierra Madre Orientale seeks to raise environmental awareness in a region that is one day to become a vast ecological corridor.

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Coffee production in Vietnam heavily relies on irrigation.<br/>Photo: DEZA
Water

A public-private development partnership between Swiss Development and Cooperation (SDC) and Nestlé in Vietnam illustrates that saving water isn’t just sustainable – it’s also profitable

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Through the Cashew Initiative the trained smallholders could raise their income by 120 USD per year. <br/>Photo: Erik Cleves Kristensen (flickr)
Agriculture

The "African Cashew Initiative" of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has won this year’s OECD-DAC prize. The Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the Organisation for…

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More than 1,400 participants gathered at this year’s Conference on Land and Poverty.
Land governance

At the recently held Conference on Land and Poverty, the central focus lay on the importance of women’s land rights as well as the relevance of fostering secure access to land rights for all. The German Federal Ministry…

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One of the biggest challenges in rural development and in rural advisory services is how to reach the 500 million smallholder farmers with relevant and high quality information and services. The results of a one-year…

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Egypt has an important aquaculture sector. <br/>Photo: © FishConsult
Fisheries

Switzerland, in collaboration with WorldFish and CARE International, has launched the “Sustainable Transformation of Egypt’s Aquaculture Market System” (STREAMS) project, aimed at boosting production of inexpensive,…

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Doctors working at Connaught Hospital, Freetown, Sierra Leone. This Hospital was on the frontline of the Ebola epidemic.<br/>Photo: © Simon Davis/DFID
Health

Germany is providing 205 million euros for strengthening health systems and economic and social recovery in the region affected by Ebola.

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Rural development

Discussions at the General Assembly 2016 of the Donor Platform for Rural Development focused on the need to identify a common purpose for a coherent agenda on rural transformation that will support economic growth and…

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