GIZ can now apply for financing from the Green Climate Fund for projects with a total volume of up to USD 250 million.

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For the sixth time, DLG is hosting the Sino-German BioEnergy Annual Conference in Jinan, Province Shandong. The Conference in mid-October is part of the German-Chinese Agricultural Center (DCZ), which was founded by the…

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The role of agriculture in preventing conflict and enabling recovery was highlighted by FAO director at the TICAD conference in Kenya. A new initiative, the Initiative for Food and Nutrition Security in Africa (IFNA),…

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Women in Ethiopia. Ethiopia is experiencing one of the worst droughts in decades. <br/> Photo: ©FAO/Tamiru Legesse

The UN seeks to boost response to El Niño's dire impact in Africa and Asia/Pacific and urges La Niña preparedness. Over 60 million people are affected by El Niño, and many of them are highly vulnerable to La Niña's…

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Africa is a focal area of the Ministry’s long-term development co-operation activities.

The German Government has raised the budget for the Development Ministry. The additional funding is to be spent largely on reconstruction and rehabilitation in crisis areas.

 

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In addition to classical development activities, relief organisations like Welthungerhilfe have to increasingly engage in emergency relief for refugees. Welthungerhilfe President Bärbel Dieckmann has called on…

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This year, the European Development Days celebrated their tenth anniversary. The three-day event in mid-June 2016 focused on the implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals agenda.

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One of the biggest challenges in rural development and in rural advisory services is how to reach the 500 million smallholder farmers with relevant and high quality information and services. The results of a one-year…

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According to the International Labour Organisation (ILO), a large share of child labour takes place in family-based agriculture. However, most agricultural projects do not address child labour, even though they have the…

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To alleviate poverty and hunger in rural areas is a core political objective of the German Federal Ministry for Economic co-operation and Development (BMZ). A key element of this task is the promotion of the farming and…

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