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

Sustainable agricultural investment in Africa


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


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.


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.


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


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


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



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


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

Food security


The Rice Postharvest Management & Marketing project (RIPOMA) is a HELVETAS initiative in Tanzania aimed at increasing income of rural households and economically empowering women and young farmers. more

The complex challenges of global supply chains demand innovative solutions. Civil society, governments and businesses have to pull together. Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit is participating in an...more



At a specialist event jointly organised by the University of Hohenheim, in Stuttgart, Germany, Baden-Württemberg’s Ministry of Rural Affairs and Consumer Protection and the Young DLG/Team Hohenheim, experts from politics, science...more

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