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Biodiversity

Biodiversity is a core issue of German development cooperation. Parliamentary State Secretary Maria Flachsbarth on achievements, lessons learnt and remaining challenges.

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Ecosystem Services

With climate change impacts already upon us, the conservation of our protected areas is no longer a nice to have, it is a priority. One important supporter of global conservation efforts is ecotourism. However, the…

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Forestry

Deforestation is leading to a shortage of water and food. What are the options for counteracting? A conversation with Bernadette Arakwiye and Salima Mahamoudou from the World Resources Institute (WRI) about…

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The “Hello Tractor” company was founded in Nigeria in 2014 to provide farmers with tractor services. Via an app, the farmers can book the service they require. In addition, tractor services are linked with microfinance…

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Food security

Increasingly complex global challenges are also making more and more adjustments necessary in combating hunger and poverty. But new scientific evidence can help us make the right decisions, our author claims.

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Research

It can easily take years for agricultural innovations to find real-world practical application. There are a wide range of reasons for this which are familiar to the agricultural research community. But how can…

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Plant protection

What are the consequences of using synthetic pesticides in agriculture? Lena Luig, speaker at the development organisation INKOTA, and science journalist Ludger Weß discuss this very topic.

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One Health

In August, Germany’s development ministry set up a division concentrating on One Health topics. Parliamentary State Secretary Maria Flachsbarth on knowledge gaps at the human-animal-environment interface, the link…

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There is a longstanding debate among agricultural development stakeholders: state-led versus market-led strategies to transform food systems. While narratives provide an important framework to better understand this…

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Livestock

Livestock diseases that affect smallholders in resource-poor settings receive little attention. The COVID-19 pandemic has made apparent the considerable return to sustained investment in research for their prevention.

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