Transformation of Food Systems

OBJECTIVES Selected local, national, regional and international initiatives are ready to transform food systems towards healthier and more sustainable diets. DESCRIPTION To overcome hunger and food crises and address climate change, food systems need to be transformed and mindsets must change fundamentally. Our current food systems do not produce healthy diets for...

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...

Green Innovation Centres in the agriculture and food sector

OBJECTIVES Innovations in the agriculture and food sector help increase smallholder income, boost employment and improve regional food supply in selected rural target regions. DESCRIPTION More and more people are going hungry, most recently primarily fuelled by climate change, conflict and the COVID-19 pandemic. Most of them are smallholder farmers in Africa...

One Health and agroecology

OBJECTIVES Indian institutions cooperate more effectively to reduce risks to human, animal and environmental health. DESCRIPTION One Health is a holistic approach that considers connections between the health of humans, animals and the environment. It focuses on the entire system in which diseases can develop and spread. India has a high population density,...

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...

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...

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...

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...