Veterinarians at work to fight AMR in Turkey.


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


The CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture has launched a new version of its agricultural data search engine, GARDIAN. The big data platform aims to harness big data capabilities to accelerate and enhance the impact of...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


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


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



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



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.


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



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



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


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


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


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

The African Continental Free Trade Area will cover a market of 1.2 billion consumers and a GDP of 2.5 trillion US dollars.


The intra-regional agreement of the African Continental Free Trade Area seeks to address the continent’s tough structural problems. So far, intra-African trade has remained well below its potential, and only accounts for around...more



More than a hundred Chinese provinces reported African swine fever (ASF) outbreaks during the last months. The spread of ASF over East Asia is likely to have a noticeable impact on global meat and feed markets.more

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