Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos and Viet Nam are lagging behind the other six ASEAN nations in numerous respects. The goal of the SDC’s’s Mekong regional strategy is to close this gap. more

Trade

11.09.2018

In late August, the 2nd Agritechnica Asia and Horti Asia trade fair took place in Bangkok, Thailand, organised by the German Agricultural Society (DLG) and VNU Exhibitions Asia Pacific. The exhibition shows innovations in...more

Food security

04.09.2018

Thanks to innovative technologies, families living in semi-arid regions in northern Ethiopia manage to harvest despite less rainfall. Helvetas projects focus on sustainable watershed management, improved agricultural production...more

Agribusiness

28.08.2018

DLG-Agrifuture Insights supplies essential information for agribusiness and farmers from the world’s most important agricultural regions. Recent studies on Brazil, South Africa, Thailand and Zambia offer detailed information on...more

Education

21.08.2018

As part of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) is supporting pilot projects to promote women in agricultural vocational training on the...more

ICT

07.08.2018

World-wide, girls and women are underrepresented regarding the use and production of digital media. This applies in particular to the rural regions. The GIZ Digital Innovation Factory is to contribute to enabling equal...more

Energy

24.07.2018

ProENERGIE, a new German-Togolese project, implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), supports...more

Developing urban and rural areas sustainably – two of Switzerland’s priorities in Africa – were at the focus of the SDC’s Annual Conference in Berne/Switzerland last June.more

Environment

03.07.2018

The German Federal Government is renewing its financial support for global environmental protection via the Global Environment Facility (GEF). At a conference in May, Secretary of State Norbert Barthle stressed the responsibility...more

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) invited the German partners of the Green Innovation Centres (GIAE) to Bonn/Germany for a network meeting on the 7th and 8th June that focused on sharing...more

Agribusiness

19.06.2018

The German Agricultural Society (DLG) is currently conducting a comparative study on agricultural trends in management and technology in 13 countries world-wide.more

Alleviating hunger and ensuring equitable access to healthy and balanced nutrition are a major global challenge and a key issue for the SDC. Efforts in Niger show how Switzerland’s instruments of international cooperation are...more

ICT

23.05.2018

“Harnessing the chances of digitalisation for rural development (ICT4Ag) - Lessons-learnt in German-funded rural development projects” is the name of a study compiled by GIZ. The study is a practical guideline for projects and...more

Food security

15.05.2018

Under a commission for the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) KfW Development Bank is financing small-scale agriculture in the North and South Kivu regions of the Democratic Republic of the...more

Agriculture

08.05.2018

FAO is offering guidance on how to make the most of innovation and guard against water waste. In co-operation with GIZ, the organisation has developed a toolbox for solar-powered irrigation schemes.more

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