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Environment

Air conditioning saves lives. But air conditioning is also one of the main causes of global warming. To break this vicious circle, tackle climate change and alleviate poverty, Switzerland promotes energy-efficient…

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Agriculture

In 2020, a group of African and European NGOs published the research report “False Promises” to fill the gap of publicly not available impact studies of AGRA’s activities in combating hunger with a “Green Revolution”…

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Rice production

Small farmers in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Nigeria and Tanzania are being supported in boosting their rice harvests, improving product quality and raising their incomes. Through the Competitive African Rice Initiative…

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Trade

In early March, the German Federal Government adopted a draft “Law on Corporate Due Diligence in Supply Chains”. The so-called due diligence law creates legal certainty for business and strengthens human rights…

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Livestock

DLG Eurotier 2021 was held as a digital platform in mid-February. This was the first time it was organised in a digital format. Over 41,000 participants from 128 countries joined the online events and visited the digital…

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Governance

A study commissioned by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, titled “The Role of Open Data in Fighting Land Corruption: Evidence, Opportunities and Challenges”, of January 2021 has arrived…

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Who do farmers in rural Nepal turn to for advice and services such as agricultural inputs, machinery or loans? The answer, if they are given a choice, is not one single entity, but a variety of actors, depending on the…

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Plant breeding

How to feed the world in times of pandemics and climate change was the topic of this year’s Global Forum for Food and Agriculture – GFFA. The Expert Panel of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)…

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Organic farming

Results from long-term comparative farming systems research of the Swiss Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL and its partners in Kenya, India, and Bolivia reveal that profitability and productivity of organic…

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Agribusiness

The Covid-19 pandemic had a considerable impact on global supply chains and the provision of food, especially in the countries of the Global South. At the GFFA 2021, a panel of experts discussed the challenges which…

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