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,...

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...

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,...

Corruption Prevention in Forestry Sector (CPFS)

OBJECTIVES The project aims to strengthen the effectiveness of corruption prevention in the forestry sector. DESCRIPTION Indonesia has some of the most extensive tropical forests in the world. Nevertheless, the systemic corruption that exists in Indonesia is considered to be the most important factor obstructing development. It is largely the poorer segments...

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) ...

Virtual cold chain assistant for smallholder farmers

OBJECTIVES The measure aims to adapt and test a climate-sensitive virtual cold chain assistant improve access to and use of climate-friendly cooling systems develop gender-sensible business models to increase the income of smallholder farmers and local SMEs reduce post-harvest losses In figures: 15 % more income for producers 10 % more turnover of SMEs 50 % less CO2...