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

Rice – the main staple food for billions of people in the world.<br/> Photo: IRRI


With the aim of providing direct support to farmers affected by natural disasters, the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) is the main funding source for the RIICE project, which offers more efficient crop insurance for rice...more

The participants of the workshop „optimising value chains – potatoes – in Hassan, Karnataka, India.<br>Photo: © DLG/Gloria Stratmann


As part of the global programme “Green Innovation Centres in the Agriculture and Food sector” of the German “One World No Hunger” initiative, DLG organised the first workshop on “optimising value chains – potatoes” in the Indian...more



In the context of the Nepal Trade Integration Strategy, “Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit” (GIZ) and the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) are supporting a model project on promoting exporting of medicinal and...more



As part of the BMZ special initiative ‘One world – no hunger’ the global programme ‘Promoting nutrition-critical value chains in East Africa’ is underway in Kenya and Uganda. Together with local partners, it is supporting...more

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is looking back over a successful business year in 2016. However, this also shows the magnitude of future challenges.more



A Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) called “Powering Agriculture – Sustainable Energy for Food” was held for eight weeks in spring 2016. The revised course reader is now available as an online publication.more

Using the Plantix app in Tunisia. <br/> Photo: © GIZ/Nina Jantos


Digital information and communication technologies (ICT) are used by 81 per cent of the people living in Africa. This has opened up direct access to rural youth. GIZ is using ICT for numerous agricultural-advisory and...more

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