Health

19.07.2019

Almost a year after the outbreak of Ebola was declared in eastern DRC, the number of new cases is at worrying levels. Enhanced efforts to defeat the deadly disease are urgently needed. more

Food security

18.07.2019

The world is facing the third year of increasing hunger in a row, a new UN report states. More than 820 million people are hungry globally, the SDG 2 nutrition targets are getting further out of reach.more

Veterinarians at work to fight AMR in Turkey.
Health

15.07.2019

A new Multi-Partner Trust Fund has been launched in the Netherlands to combat antimicrobial resistance globally. FAO, OIE and WHO are intensifying the One Health approach.more

A man weighing harvested orange-fleshed sweetpotato growing along the banks of the Brahmaputra River in Northern Bangladesh
Digitisation

08.07.2019

CGIAR has launched its new platform for big data in agriculture, GARDIAN. The platform aims to harness big data capabilities to accelerate and enhance the impact of international agricultural research. GARDIAN shall provide...more

Representatives of the Bonn Alliance at the official opening of the ICB.

Combining the capacities of five organisations and institutions, the Innovation Campus Bonn has been launched in Germany’s “UN City” to boost sustainability research.more

Falling fertility rates in Africa
Population

02.07.2019

Scientists are demanding that the topic of population growth be given more attention in foreign policy and development cooperation debates, since falling birth figures can have a crucial impact on development.more

Marlehn Thieme and Mathias Mogge presenting the Welthungerhilfe Annual Report 2018 in Berlin.
Food security

28.06.2019

Presenting its Annual Report, Welthungerhilfe demanded that the international community of states at last introduce policies deserving to be called “climate justice”. Germany’s Federal Government should not forget its commitments...more

Empowerment

25.06.2019

This year’s European Development Days focused on fighting inequalities. More than 8,000 participants debated inequalities in the context of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).more

Gender

21.06.2019

Making progress on gender equality and women’s empowerment are essential elements in achieving food and nutrition security and eradicating poverty. FAO, IFAD and WFP are running a joint initiative on Gender-Transformative...more

Carsten Pedersen of the Transnational Institute (left) and Werner Ekau of the Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research discussing prospects for small-scale fisheries.
Oceans

17.06.2019

On the occasion of World Oceans Day, German NGOs discussed the difficult balance between using and protecting the marine ecosystem.more

ICT

14.06.2019

There are over 2,000 languages in 54 countries in Africa. A new online tool aims to translate these languages, break communication barriers and ease access to global markets.more

Health

12.06.2019

The first case of Ebola during the current outbreak of the disease in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has now been confirmed in neighbouring Uganda.more

Climate change

12.06.2019

Supporting coffee companies in building resilience within the coffee supply chain is the aim of the currently launched Climate Smart Coffee website. The website provides basic information and shows opportunities to take action. more

Women cleaning and sorting cashew nuts in a factory in Burkina Faso.
Rural development

08.06.2019

According to a World Bank survey, supermarkets will be selling between 30 and 50 per cent of all food by 2050. Smallholders are being encouraged to integrate themselves in value chains in order to benefit from this development....more

A female farmer working at a sorghum crop in her farm located near Meru, Meru County, Kenya. More than 80 per cent of all farms globally are below two hectares.
Family Farming

04.06.2019

Family farms play a key role in ending hunger and achieve sustainable development. They occupy around 70 to 80 per cent of farmland and produce more than 80 per cent of the world's food in value terms.more

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