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

Food security


Owing to on-going civil war, South Sudan has been plagued by a major humanitarian crisis for several years. More than half of the population are suffering hunger. With the support of the Swiss Agency for Development and...more



How do entrepreneurs view the prospects and challenges of digitisation? At the Economic Forum, which the German Agricultural Society (DLG e.V.) has co-organised in the context of the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture since...more

Cocoa production


In late January 2019, Germany’s Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture, Julia Klöckner, and Germany’s Federal Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development, Gerd Müller, presented their 10-point plan for sustainable cocoa...more



In the context of its programme for sustainable agricultural supply chains and standards, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit pursues a Jurisdictional Approach. The interventions in this approach are not...more



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

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