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

Cover of the online-toolbox on solar irrigation


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 developments in...more

Jobs for rural youth created and supported by Helvetas


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 with a...more

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


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 reconstruction...more

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


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 waste.more

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