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

Cover of the online-toolbox on solar irrigation
Agriculture

08.08.2019

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
Youth

23.07.2019

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.
Conflict

09.07.2019

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
Environment

26.06.2019

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

Sustainable agricultural investment in Africa
Agriculture

12.06.2019

Investing in sustainable agriculture in the countries of Africa was at the centre of a series of presentations organised by “Junge DLG” at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart/Germany.more

Women working on a cocoa farm in West Africa.
Cocoa production

29.05.2019

Current cocoa prices cannot ensure farmers a living wage. The German Initiative on Sustainable Cocoa, launched by Germany’s ministries of development and food and agriculture, seeks to improve the living conditions of cocoa...more

In a forest looking above.
Forestry

20.05.2019

On the occasion of the 4th Annual Meeting of the Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 in Bogota, Colombia, the German Government has announced its joining the Tropical Forest Alliance 2020. With this new partnership, Germany is...more

A lorryload of organic waste from close by the city arrives at the waste treatment plant in Nashik.
Composting

14.05.2019

Waste management and soil degradation are two of India’s most pressing environmental concerns. The Indian state of Maharashtra, together with two GIZ projects, tackles both through one market mechanism – ‘city compost’. Urban...more

Food losses

30.04.2019

Despite all efforts in the past, the problem of food losses is still relevant. The DLG has published a factsheet to better manage post-harvest losses. This paper provides best practices in operating storage systems and a...more

Organic farming

23.04.2019

Organic farming provides important impulses to make our food system more sustainable. This is demonstrated by eleven international experts – including lead authors Frank Eyhorn of Helvetas and Adrian Müller of the Research...more

Education

16.04.2019

Agriculture is Georgia's most important sector. However, farming remains uncompetitive as farmers' skills are out of step with the job market and technological developments. Switzerland supports vocational education and training...more

Poverty reduction

02.04.2019

The Living Income Community of Practice is an international working group who jointly works towards a decent standard of living for smallholder farmers in global supply chains. During its annual workshop, co-hosted by GIZ...more

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