Cover of the online-toolbox on solar irrigation
Agriculture

In the context of the global initiative Sustainable energy for food – Powering Agriculture, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) is running a newsletter providing information on the latest…

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Jobs for rural youth created and supported by Helvetas
Youth

In Pakistan's tribal areas, far from the centre of economic and political clout, there are limited opportunities for young people. Helvetas is contributing to the government's efforts in developing new prospects for them…

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A beekeeper in Sudan, Darfur province, wearing appropriate clothing and looking after a beehive.
Conflict

For over 13 years, devastating conflict has dominated Sudan, forcing the population to flee the fighting and destroying their livelihoods in the process. Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) is supporting a UN…

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waste plastic bottles and other types of plastic waste at the Thilafushi waste disposal site
Environment

Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has joined forces with a large number of organisations and the countries of Indonesia and Ghana to launch an international alliance to prevent…

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Sustainable agricultural investment in Africa
Agriculture

Investing in sustainable agriculture in the countries of Africa was at the centre of a series of presentations organised by “Junge DLG” at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart/Germany.

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Women working on a cocoa farm in West Africa.
Cocoa production

Current cocoa prices cannot ensure farmers a living wage. The German Initiative on Sustainable Cocoa, launched by Germany’s ministries of development and food and agriculture, seeks to improve the living conditions of…

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In a forest looking above.
Forestry

On the occasion of the 4th Annual Meeting of the Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 in Bogota, Colombia, the German Government has announced its joining the Tropical Forest Alliance 2020. With this new partnership, Germany is…

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A lorryload of organic waste from close by the city arrives at the waste treatment plant in Nashik.
Composting

Waste management and soil degradation are two of India’s most pressing environmental concerns. The Indian state of Maharashtra, together with two GIZ projects, tackles both through one market mechanism – ‘city compost’.…

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Food losses

Despite all efforts in the past, the problem of food losses is still relevant. The DLG has published a factsheet to better manage post-harvest losses. This paper provides best practices in operating storage systems and a…

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Organic farming

Organic farming provides important impulses to make our food system more sustainable. This is demonstrated by eleven international experts – including lead authors Frank Eyhorn of Helvetas and Adrian Müller of the…

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