Nearly all small farms in Ethiopia are rain fed. Drought or irregular rainfall can result in disastrous effect on harvests and farming families' well-being.
Climate change

Together with the other G7 countries, Germany is supporting the InsuResilience climate risk insurance initiative. At the Climate Change Conference in in Paris, France, the German Federal Government announced that it was…

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The UNCCD Conference took place in October in Ankara/Turkey.
Desertification

At the 12th Conference of United Nation Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) in October this year, the role of UNCCD in the context of sustainable land and soil management has been strengthened. Germany hosts the…

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Agritechnica presentend innovations, which enable processes to be part-automated that will give farmers the new opportunities they need to enhance efficiency and conserve resources.
Agriculture

The international trade fair for agricultural machinery once again proved to be the showcase of innovative agricultural technology worldwide.

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A contract farmer in Rwanda.
ICT

GIZ has launched the virtual Community Practice on contract farming, which offers an open space for broader exchange beyond borders.

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An award for the early adoption of solar photovoltaic solutions for irrigation in the production of horticulture in Zambia, Nepal and Honduras.
Energy

13 innovators that will collectively receive nearly 13 million USD in funding under the PAEGC Second Global Call for Innovations have been announced.

 

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Climate change

The Andean highlands of Peru are heavily affected by climate change. That is why the Swiss Development Cooperation is supporting a project in the country to secure the livelihoods of poor rural communities, and to…

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Agriculture

Agritechnica, the world’s leading trade fair for agricultural machinery and equipment, will take place from 8 to 14 November at Hanover/Germany. Some 2,800 exhibitors from 52 countries will be presenting their new and…

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Land governance

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), and the World Bank signed a Declaration of Intent to establish a new Network of…

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Wocat meeting
Land management

In June 2015, around 60 WOCAT members and stakeholders met in Feldafing, Germany, to discuss ways to promote sustainable land management.

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Agriculture

Green Gold, a project of the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) aiming to ensure the sustainable management of grazing land in Mongolia, has been selected as an example of best practices in food security by Expo Milano…

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