“One World without hunger is possible – with fair purchasing and fair production” is the slogan of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) at the International Green Week in Berlin. From the...more



How can women play a stronger role in the WASH sector? How to enhance their voice in planning and decision-making? And how can WASH be used as an entry point to gradually change the position of women in society? more

Organic mangoes are grown in Mali. A Public Private PArtnership project (PPP) set up with Morgenland in 2017 markets the mangoes in Germany. <br/> Photo: GIZ/Sven Bermig
Organic farming


The BMZ Green Innovation Centres in Africa and Asia are intended to promote primarily small-scale farmers, employment in rural areas and the innovative strength of farmers. Now, the ecological competence of the Innovation Centres...more



The second annual Regional Conference of the Green Innovation Centres of the Agriculture and Food sector focused on “Vision 2022: Working towards Innovation Systems for Rural Development”. Participants from the 15 countries...more

Conflicts between different herders in access to pastures and water holes  have to be carefully handled. <br/> Photo: Helvetas
Natural resources


The development organisation HELVETAS has compiled a fact sheet on natural resources and conflict.more



The German Agricultural Society (DLG) scored a new record level for the number of exhibitors and visitors from abroad, bringing it a further step forward to its goal of internationalising what is the world’s largest agricultural...more

Rural mechanisation


Progress in agriculture would not be possible without agricultural machinery and mechanisation. Agritechnica, the world’s leading trade fair for agricultural machinery, held every two years by the German Agricultural Society...more



Violence against girls and women is an age-old global issue that is, at the same time, shockingly topical. On the eve of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, German Development Minister Gerd Müller...more

At COP23 in Bonn, Germany, representatives of small islands and of countries with important coastal areas had called on the international community to do more to protect the oceans. <br/> Photo: Thomas Imo/phototek.net


At the World Climate Summit in Bonn, Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has announced that it is raising its contribution to the Blue Action Fund, thus boosting its global marine...more



Agricultural and financial services provided via mobile phone and public-private partnerships now have the potential to reach millions. Agri-Fin Mobile, a provider of agricultural and microfinanced services via mobile phone in...more



The Global Programme for sustainable fisheries and aquaculture is part of the German government’s special initiative ‘One World – No Hunger’ (SEWOH). The programme supports local people in African countries in getting better...more

Food security


Benin’s first national conference on food and nutrition security was held in mid-August 2017. The objective was to lobby the different ministries and decision-makers concerned with food and nutrition security about the importance...more



Each year, 20 million young people are surging into Africa’s labour market for whom there are no jobs. A survey by the German Development Institute demonstrates the framework conditions needed to change this. Job creation is part...more



The German Agricultural Society (DLG) and the Turkish Önder Çiftçi Projesi, (Progressive Farmers’ Working Groups) have celebrated 30 years of successful partnership in establishing independent farmers’ groups. more



Women account for 50 per cent of the global population, however on average retain less than 30 per cent of positions in various forms of political office and decision making. The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action...more

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