Game Changers

Women make the difference. Their potential for advancing rural development is enormous - and yet often remains untapped. We want to change that. Meet seven women who are changing their villages, provinces and countries - real "game changers".

 

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The German Momentum for SDG 2

Hunger is still part of the daily lives of millions of people worldwide, and one of the big challenges of our time. However, recent researchhas shown that a world without hunger continues to be possible – if we step up our efforts.

 

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ONE WORLD no hunger - Meet the people driving rural transformation

Join makers, leaders and visionaries from Africa and South Asia as they outline their vision of change and enter the dialogue with the European Union.

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By GAFSP

The Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) was launched by the G20 countries in 2010 in response to the 2008-09 food price crisis to increase both public and private investment in agriculture. An overview of the programme's approach, results and impact.

By Jan Rübel

The Federal Government is fine-tuning a law that would require companies to ensure human rights – a supply chain law. What are the consequences for the agricultural sector? Dr Bettina Rudloff from the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) discusses linking policy fields with added value.

Die Covid-19 Pandemie verdeutlicht die Anfälligkeit globaler Lieferketten, wie z.B. der Cashewproduktion in Westafrika. © Michael Drexler, GIZ

By Dr. Jan Orbie

‘Fair’ and ‘sustainable’ are key words in Germany’s EU Council Presidency. At the same time, Germany pursues ‘modernization’ of the WTO and ‘rapid progress’ on free trade agreements. Are these goals really compatible? Can we be concerned about fairness and sustainability while continuing with ‘business as usual’?

Burkina-Faso. © Michael Jooß, GIZ

By Michael Brüntrup (DIE)

Even though COVID-19 poses a threat to the health of humanity, the reaction to the pandemic must not cause more suffering than the disease itself. This is particularly relevant for poor developing countries, where the impact of the corona crisis on food security is even more severe!

 

Gender

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When social shocks and disasters occur, school meals provide a strong incentive for families to keep sending their girls to school. © WFP/Nyani Quarmyne

By Carmen Burbano de Lara (WFP)

Besides the well known impacts of Covid19 lockdowns for the adult population, the associated school closures led to 90 percent of the world’s children with no access to schools. However, school meals are in often the only daily meal for children. Without access to this safety net, issues like hunger, poverty and malnutrition are exacerbated for hundreds of millions of children.

(c) Christoph Pueschner/Zeitenspiegel
Somalia / Mogadischu, Juli 2011: diese Frau floh mit ihren Kindern aus dem 250 Kilometer entfernten Baidoa in das IDP-Camp Al-Hidaaya. © Christoph Püschner/Zeitenspiegel

By Lisa Hücking (WHH)

Chancellor Merkel has begun an ambitious European political programme: Striving for compromise in budget negotiations, an orderly Brexit as well as an appropriate response to the corona crisis. Unfortunately, one of her positions that she previously held is nowhere to be found: Africa's prosperity is in the interest of Europe. 

(c) Christoph Püschner/Brot für die Welt
Mali / Bamako, Dez. 2017: eine Selbsthilfegruppe von zurückgekehrten Migrantinnen, die sich gegenseitig bei der Integration unterstützen.

Interview with Léa Rouanet

African countries still face huge gender gaps in terms of access to work and capital. What are the consequences of Corona for women in Africa? Jan Rübel interviewed Léa Rouanet on lockdowns and gender-based violence. The economist works at the Africa Gender Innovation Lab of the World Bank.

Teilnehmerin des CARI Training-Projets in Suru/Nigeria. Foto: GIZ / Thomas Imo

By Beatrice Gakuba

Africa has a huge opportunity to make agriculture its economic driver. However, the potential for this is far from being made exhaustive use of, one reason being that women face considerable difficulties in their economic activities. The organisation AWAN Afrika seeks to change this state of affairs.

Food Systems

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By Jan Rübel

Tony Rinaudo uses conventional reforestation methods to plant millions and millions of trees – and Volker Schlöndorff is filming a cinema documentary about the Australian. The outcome so far: An educational film on behalf of the BMZ (Federal Ministry for Economic Co-operation and Development).

Food market in Abidjan. © GIZ

Article by Friederieke Martin (GIZ)

A quick and cost-effective method calculates living wages and incomes for many different countries. The GIZ together with Fairtrade International and Richard and Martha Anker have developed a tool that companies can use to easily analyse income and wage gaps.

By Dr. Franziska Humbert (Oxfam)

Oxfam’s supermarket scorecard, which is in its third year, shows one thing in particular - it works! Supermarkets can change their business policies and focus more on the rights of those people around the world who plant and harvest food. However, this does not happen without pressure. 

Förderung einer nachhaltigen Landwirtschaft, Burkina Faso. Foto: Aude Rossignol, GIZ
Förderung einer nachhaltigen Landwirtschaft, Burkina Faso. Foto: Aude Rossignol, GIZ

By Jes Weigelt and Alexander Müller

What is required to make food systems provide sufficient, healthy food while not harming the planet? How should food security be maintained given the threat posed by climate change? Our authors look at some aspects of tomorrow’s food systems against the backdrop of the corona crisis.

Digitalization & Innovation

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Arbeiter in der Reismuehle Labana Rice Limited in Birnin Kebbi/Nigeria. © Thomas Imo, GIZ

By Welthungerhilfe

Africa is home to the world’s youngest and fastest growing population. For many young people, agriculture could offer a job perspective. But to improve the living conditions and job prospects of young people in rural areas, political reforms and investments are desperately needed, as these people will be at the centre of agriculture and agricultural development in the future.

Teilnehmer einer Schulung im Digital Transformation Center Kigali, Ruanda. © Mali Lazell, GIZ

By T. S. Jayne, A. Adelaja and R. Mkandawire

Thirty years ago, Africa was synonymous with war, famine and poverty. That narrative is clearly outdated. African living standards are rising remarkably fast. Our authors are convinced that improving education and entrepreneurship will ensure irreversible progress in the region even as it confronts COVID-19.

By Seedstars

Startups are booming in African agriculture. What are the current trend and challenges – and can other regions benefit from innovative approaches? A Video-Interview with Claudia Makadristo, Regional Manager of Seedstars  

Alhassan Sani unterrichtet Teilnehmer im Reisanbau in Suru/Nigeria. Foto: GIZ/Thomas Imo

By Jan Rübel

International agricultural research is responding to new challenges: Their advisory group is undergoing a fundamental reform process and unites knowledge, partnerships and physical assets into OneCGIAR.

Climate

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Katie Gallus und Tim Schreder beim Abschlus der Challenge 10.000 Bäume in 10 Tagen © GIZ_Photothek

By GIZ and BMZ

It began with clicks at a trade fair and ends with concrete reforestation: a campaign at the Green Week in Berlin is now enriching the forests of the Yen Bai Province in Vietnam. A chronicle of an education about climatic relevance to concrete action - and about the short distances on our planet.

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By Bettina Rudloff and Annette Weber (SWP)

The Corona-Virus exacerbates existing crises through conflict, climate, hunger and locusts in East Africa and the Horn of Africa. What needs to be done in these regions? To face these challenges for many countries, all of these crises need to be captured in their regional context.

Ein schweres Unwetter zieht im Hochland von Angola auf.

By Alexander Müller, and Jes Weigelt

As the climate changes, the population of Africa is growing and fertile land and jobs are becoming scarcer. New ways are currently leading to urbanisation of agriculture and a new mid-sized sector in the countryside

© GIZ / Angelika Jacob

By Michael Brüntrup und Daniel Tsegai

Droughts are the natural disasters with far-reaching negative consequences. While rich countries are still vulnerable to drought, famines are no longer found.

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Why we are hereOne World No Hunger until 2030. That is our common goal. To achieve it we pursue various approaches and ideas that we present here.
Why we are hereOne World No Hunger until 2030. That is our common goal. To achieve it we pursue various approaches and ideas that we present here.
Why we are hereOne World No Hunger until 2030. That is our common goal. To achieve it we pursue various approaches and ideas that we present here.
Why we are hereOne World No Hunger until 2030. That is our common goal. To achieve it we pursue various approaches and ideas that we present here.
Why we are hereOne World No Hunger until 2030. That is our common goal. To achieve it we pursue various approaches and ideas that we present here.
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