20.08.2018

The earth is at risk of heading towards an irreversible “Hothouse Earth” state, researchers warn. They point out that natural feedback processes could push the climate to a global average of 4-5° C higher than preindustrial temperatures.

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A thirteen-year scientific effort has culminated in a paper published in the journal ‘Science’ on the 17th August: An international research team joined forces to map the genome of bread wheat. The sequence is the first nearly...

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World-wide, girls and women are underrepresented regarding the use and production of digital media. This applies in particular to the rural regions. The GIZ Digital Innovation Factory is to contribute to enabling equal...

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Agroecology

28.06.2018

In 2008, the authors of the International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge,  Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD) report arrived at the conclusion that “business as usual is not an option” to make global food...

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The report argues that Africa needs more coherent development strategies that prioritise improved public action in order to stand up to the challenges of growth, jobs and inequalities prompted by the continent's remarkable...

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