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The year 2022 was replete with major challenges: climate disasters, the war of aggression against Ukraine, as well as energy and food crises. Switzerland's engagement made an important contribution to efforts to overcome…

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Gender

When women have control over the resources of a household and manage the income, this usually leads to a more balanced and healthier diet for the family. But often, the decision-making power lies with the men. How can…

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Youth

Since they no longer see any prospects for development, many youths migrate from rural areas to the cities, to the gold mines or abroad. In the “Jigitugo” project, which means “fulfilling hopes” and is supported by…

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Agribusiness

The AGRICONNECT Conference & Exhibition 2023, a new event addressing sustainability challenges facing Southeast Asian agriculture, took place in Bangkok, Thailand, towards the end of May. The event attracted around 400…

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Health

Groundnuts can become contaminated by substances known as aflatoxins. This poses a threat to public health, as well as to farmers’ incomes and export revenue. To address the problem, the International Crops Research…

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Agribusiness

Almost 20,000 people attended the 8th edition of AgriTech Expo Zambia from 20 to 22 April 2023 in Chisamba, Central Province. The event included demonstrations of machinery and product innovations.

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Climate change

The German Government will provide two billion euros for the Green Climate Fund (GCF). This makes Germany the first major donor to announce its contribution for the upcoming pledging conference for the Green Climate…

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Trade

The Foreign Policy Commission of the Swiss National Council intends to delete clauses on the protection of plant varieties from trade agreements. The Coalition for the Right to Seed, of which Helvetas is also a member,…

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Women

In rural Bangladesh, people have to walk a long way to get to the nearest outpatient facility or vegetable market. Women entrepreneurs are closing this gap – with apps, teleconsultations and knowledge for the rural…

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Plant breeding

Climate-resilient, independent and qualitatively high-value rice seed systems have been established as part of the global project Green Innovation Centres for the Agriculture and Food Sector, run by Deutsche Gesellschaft…

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