Climate change

16.02.2018

The Hindu Kush Himalayan region has been hit hard by the impact of climate change. To help the local people to adapt to this new reality, Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) is supporting the International Centre for Integrated...more

Environment

06.02.2018

PANORAMA – Solutions for a Healthy Planet shows how learning from success matters and is expanding to promote sustainable agriculture solutions. The latest theme “Agriculture and Biodiversity” was launched at COP23 in...more

“One World without hunger is possible – with fair purchasing and fair production” is the slogan of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) at the International Green Week in Berlin. From the...more

Gender

23.01.2018

How can women play a stronger role in the WASH sector? How to enhance their voice in planning and decision-making? And how can WASH be used as an entry point to gradually change the position of women in society? more

Organic mangoes are grown in Mali. A Public Private PArtnership project (PPP) set up with Morgenland in 2017 markets the mangoes in Germany. <br/> Photo: GIZ/Sven Bermig
Organic agriculture

12.01.2018

The BMZ Green Innovation Centres in Africa and Asia are intended to promote primarily small-scale farmers, employment in rural areas and the innovative strength of farmers. Now, the ecological competence of the Innovation Centres...more

Agriculture

28.12.2017

The second annual Regional Conference of the Green Innovation Centres of the Agriculture and Food sector focused on “Vision 2022: Working towards Innovation Systems for Rural Development”. Participants from the 15 countries...more

Conflicts between different herders in access to pastures and water holes  have to be carefully handled. <br/> Photo: Helvetas
Natural resources

18.12.2017

The development organisation HELVETAS has compiled a fact sheet on natural resources and conflict.more

Technology

07.12.2017

The German Agricultural Society (DLG) scored a new record level for the number of exhibitors and visitors from abroad, bringing it a further step forward to its goal of internationalising what is the world’s largest agricultural...more

Rural mechanisation

30.11.2017

Progress in agriculture would not be possible without agricultural machinery and mechanisation. Agritechnica, the world’s leading trade fair for agricultural machinery, held every two years by the German Agricultural Society...more

Women

25.11.2017

Violence against girls and women is an age-old global issue that is, at the same time, shockingly topical. On the eve of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, German Development Minister Gerd Müller...more

At COP23 in Bonn, Germany, representatives of small islands and of countries with important coastal areas had called on the international community to do more to protect the oceans. <br/> Photo: Thomas Imo/phototek.net
Ocean

17.11.2017

At the World Climate Summit in Bonn, Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has announced that it is raising its contribution to the Blue Action Fund, thus boosting its global marine...more

ICT

14.11.2017

Agricultural and financial services provided via mobile phone and public-private partnerships now have the potential to reach millions. Agri-Fin Mobile, a provider of agricultural and microfinanced services via mobile phone in...more

Fisheries

31.10.2017

The Global Programme for sustainable fisheries and aquaculture is part of the German government’s special initiative ‘One World – No Hunger’ (SEWOH). The programme supports local people in African countries in getting better...more

Food security

18.10.2017

Benin’s first national conference on food and nutrition security was held in mid-August 2017. The objective was to lobby the different ministries and decision-makers concerned with food and nutrition security about the importance...more

Youth

04.10.2017

Each year, 20 million young people are surging into Africa’s labour market for whom there are no jobs. A survey by the German Development Institute demonstrates the framework conditions needed to change this. Job creation is part...more

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