Food security


Malnutrition, particularly in women and children, is commonplace in mountain regions in parts of Asia, Africa and Latin America. The Nutrition in Mountain Agro-Ecosystems project by the Swiss Agency for Development and...more



The German pavilion resplendent in African colours at the regional agricultural trade fair SARA in Abidjan/ Côte d’Ivoire – impressions from the joint presentation of the German Federal Ministries of Food and Agriculture (BMEL)...more

Cocoa production


At the invitation of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH the first multinational meeting of the actors in the West African cocoa sector was held at the end of November in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The...more



In Burkina Faso, almost 80 per cent of the population depends on agriculture for a living. But for many families, this doesn’t ensure a stable income. When put into practice, a well-thought-out strategy can make a difference.more

In mid-November, the international agricultural engineering trade fair Agritechnica 2019 was held in Hanover, Germany. Its organiser is German Agricultural Society (DLG). The guiding topic ‘Global Farming – Local Responsibility’...more



Last November, Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) presented seven digital pioneering projects in Africa. In total, the BMZ is investing nearly 270 million euros in more than 200 digital...more



Artisanal fishery provides sustenance and livelihoods for millions of people in Africa. However, pressure is building up on fish stocks and the sea as an ecosystem. In the context of its Innovation Dialogue on the Future of Rural...more



A new publication of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (giz) GmbH: ‘Raising voices’ calls for us to listen to women in drug-crop cultivation regions and make use of their knowledge.more



In Madagascar, the NGO Helvetas is encouraging the people to participate in decisions about water and is helping raise awareness of hygienic issues. Local water authorities are learning how to involve and control private...more

Food safety


The pace of urbanisation is increasing globally, together with the ‘supermarketisation’ of the urban population. At an expert discussion at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), specialists presented the...more

With its «Programme de Coopération Transfrontalière Locale», Switzerland is supporting area planning across borders. In the border region between Mali, Burkina Faso and Côte d’Ivoire, investments are now underway into urgently...more

The Amazon Jungle in Ecuador.


Germany’s Development Ministry is providing 200 million euros in support of a global programme to protect forests. The World Bank’s ProGreen Initiative was presented during the United Nations Climate Summit in New York/USA.more



Ethiopia and Germany are taking their cooperation a step further by prototyping successfully tested approaches in the agricultural sector in larger parts of the country. A team of development experts are about to revive systemic...more



The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) together with the World Future Council invited to the innovation dialogue entitled “Forests for future – how tropical forests can fight hunger and save...more

Trade fair visitors at AveSui South America.


The German Agricultural Society (DLG) organises specialist trade fairs in the fields of agriculture and the food industry as well as agricultural engineering in Asia, Africa and Latin America. EuroTier South America was held in...more

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