Coca farmers in rural areas are often affected by poverty and a lack of access to legal markets. Furthermore, in Colombia, illicit coca crops cause widespread deforestation. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit...more

Climate change


At the 24th World Climate Conference in Katowice/Poland, Germany’s Federal Government announced a doubling of its pledge to the Green Climate Fund (GCF), which now amounts to three billion euros. With its contribution, the...more



Team-up is the name of a new initiative that the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has launched together with private foundations with the aim of improving prospects for young people in rural...more



At EuroTier 2018, an international trade fair run by the German Agricultural Society (DLG), Kazakhstan and China presented their ambitious plans for enhancing animal production. The targets they have set themselves are a...more



Half of Tajikistan’s 8.5 million inhabitants have no access to clean drinking water. This situation poses a serious risk to public health. The Swiss Development Cooperation project 'Safe drinking water and sanitation management...more

Food security


At the world’s largest scientific conference on rice, three international institutions recognised the global significance of rice as a vehicle for economic prosperity, international development, and climate change adaptation and...more



Representatives of the ministries of agriculture, insurance companies and academia from across Latin America came together in mid-October for an international meeting "On the right track for risk management in the agriculture and...more



In the framework of the Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP) in South-East Asian countries, Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (giz) has implemented the Better Rice Initiative Asia (BRIA), improving the income of...more

Land degradation


In late August, the United Nations Office at Nairobi, Kenya (UNON) hosted the Global Landscapes Forum. The event’s motto was “Prospects and Opportunities for Restoration in Africa”.more

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



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


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



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



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



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

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