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...

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,...

Transformative Actions for Climate and Ecological Protection and Development (TRANSCEND)

OBJECTIVES Key actors at the national level and in the three landscapes support an integrated and transparent implementation of climate change and biodiversity policies. DESCRIPTION 45 per cent of the Philippine population lives in cities, where 75 per cent of the gross domestic product is produced. Unplanned urbanisation increases exposure to the...

Improving the competitiveness of local enterprises in Cambodia

OBJECTIVES Digitalised and innovative Cambodian enterprises operate competitively in an increasingly interconnected and dynamic market. DESCRIPTION Over the last 20 years, Cambodia has achieved continuously high rates of economic growth, primarily driven by the textile, construction, tourism and agriculture sectors. In order to press ahead with its modernisation and diversification plans,...

Sino-German Environmental Partnership Phase III

OBJECTIVES Environmental protection and nature conservation measures in China are planned and implemented more effectively. DESCRIPTION Economic growth in China has slowed and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic is ongoing. In this context, China’s 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-2025) aims to achieve qualitative economic growth and balance this with environment protection. The...

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...

Potato Zero Tillage Under Rice Straw Cultivation

Planting of potato after rice harvest without tillage in Assam, India. Thereafter, potato seed will be covered with rice straw. Copyright: Ali Shahid (International Potato Center) Mulching of potato with rice straw. Copyright: Jürgen Kroschel (GIZ) ...