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 national implementation of global biodiversity targets (GBF Implementation) – NBSAP-Partnerschaft

OBJECTIVES Selected partner countries are successfully implementing their national biodiversity targets, which are aligned with the GBF. DESCRIPTION Conserving biodiversity is – like taking action against climate change – one of the biggest challenges of our times. To this end, the parties to the international Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) adopted the...

Strengthening climate adaptation and climate resilience, Pakistan (SAR)

OBJECTIVES In Pakistan, the conditions for the country to adapt to climate change and deal with climate risks have improved. Women and other vulnerable groups are better protected. DESCRIPTION Pakistan is one of the countries most affected by climate change. Floods, droughts, erratic rainfall, melting glaciers, heat waves and extreme weather events...

Support to the Green and Sustainable Development Partnership

OBJECTIVES Transformative approaches to climate policy and development goals play a key role in German-Indian cooperation. DESCRIPTION With a population of more than 1.4 billion, India became the world’s most populous country in 2023. However, not everyone is benefiting from the constant economic growth. While the middle and upper classes are growing, there...

Supporting the Implementation of the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) in Pakistan

OBJECTIVES The process of implementing the National Adaptation Plan is enhanced at national level and selected provinces in Pakistan. DESCRIPTION Pakistan grapples with severe challenges from climate change, lacking adequate adaptation measures to mitigate its impacts. Extreme weather events such as droughts, floods, and storms cause significant economic losses. They also harm...

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...

Protection of Aquatic Ecosystems in India’s Northeastern Himalay Region

OBJECTIVES State and local stakeholders are implementing their improved knowledge and management capacities for the conservation and sustainable, climate-friendly management of aquatic ecosystems in four states of the North Eastern region - Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya and Nagaland. DESCRIPTION North Eastern Region of India is home to two of the thirty-four biodiversity hotspots...