Sustainable Agricultural Systems and Policies

OBJECTIVES Transformation processes that foster sustainable agricultural systems are strengthened in India, Zambia, Kenya, Cameroon, Nigeria, Togo, Madagascar, Burkina Faso and Mali, as well as at regional and global level. DESCRIPTION One of the priority development goals of the international community’s 2030 Agenda is to end global hunger. Current agricultural and food...

Greening Agricultural Smallholder Supply Chains (GRASS)

OBJECTIVES The economic and environmental resilience of smallholder farmers who produce rubber, oil palm, cocoa, and coffee at the base of global supply chains is improved. DESCRIPTION Many independent smallholder farmers in Kapuas Hulu cultivate estate crops in monoculture on small farm plots of typically two hectares or less. With this approach,...

Strengthening Coastal Biodiversity Conservation and Management through Protection and Rehabilitation Incentives for Coastal Carbon Sinks in Pacific Island countries

OBJECTIVES Fiji, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu are successfully conserving and managing seagrass and mangrove ecosystems to safeguard associated ecosystem services. DESCRIPTION Seagrass meadows and mangrove forests sequester carbon at rates up to 66 times faster than terrestrial forests and store up to five times more carbon per hectare. These...

Support to the International Alliance against Health Risks in Wildlife Trade

OBJECTIVES The risk of pathogens jumping from wild animals to humans and thus leading to a pandemic has been reduced. Awareness and knowledge has been developed among the relevant stakeholders. DESCRIPTION Wild animals are an important part of biodiversity. However, they are also a source of known and unknown pathogens,...

Enhancing Rural Resilience through Appropriate Development Actions – ERADA

OBJECTIVES Livelihoods of vulnerable households in rural areas have been stabilised based on locally available natural resources and developmental support programmes. DESCRIPTION In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic hit the globe. This resulted in about ten million Indians returning from urban areas to their home villages as they had lost their...

Enhancement of Smallholder Spice Farmer’s Capacities in Sustainable Farming

OBJECTIVES ‘Enhancement of Smallholder Spice Farmer’s Capacities in Sustainable Farming’ aims to strengthen the production of cardamom, cumin, and turmeric in four states of India - Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Rajasthan - to increase the capacities of spice farmers to make production practices more economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable. The project...