Food security

16.01.2020

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

Agriculture

09.01.2020

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

19.12.2019

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

Agriculture

11.12.2019

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

Digitalisation

26.11.2019

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

Fisheries

18.11.2019

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

Women

12.11.2019

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

Water

24.10.2019

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

16.10.2019

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.
Forestry

26.09.2019

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

Agriculture

13.09.2019

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

Forestry

04.09.2019

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.
Agribusiness

20.08.2019

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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