Talking about climate, means talking about agriculture

In Africa droughts and other weather phenomena become more severe and more frequent. A more extreme climate threatens people and food security. Farmers and supporters are already reacting with seeds that are more adaptable, climate insurance or the establishment of enterprises. These are the risks, these are the success stories.
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Talking about climate, means talking about agriculture

In Africa droughts and other weather phenomena become more severe and more frequent. A more extreme climate threatens people and food security. Farmers and supporters are already reacting with seeds that are more adaptable, climate insurance or the establishment of enterprises. These are the risks, these are the success stories.

 

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"Extreme is the new normal"

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

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(c) Privat

A classroom in the Garden of Eden

By Iris Manner

Deforestation harms people and the environment. With nurseries, farmers can earn money and do good. You just have to know how to do it

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(c) Nina Schroeder/World Food Programme

Policy against disasters

Interview with Thomas Loster

Insurance companies could provide protection during droughts in Africa. How exactly this could be done is what the industry is currently trying to figure out. First experiences are available. An interview with the Managing Director of the Munich Re Foundation, Thomas Loster

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Focus on West Africa: New impulses from the (agricultural) economy

Some say that nothing works without the private sector. Others say that the development policy does not work like the free market. This debate is also fuelling new initiatives in West Africa. They range from the business of manure and the trade in domestic rice to the processing of cotton and the direct purchase of cocoa from the region by German manufacturers.
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(c) Christoph Püschner / Zeitenspiegel

Focus on West Africa: New impulses from the (agricultural) economy

Some say that nothing works without the private sector. Others say that the development policy does not work like the free market. This debate is also fuelling new initiatives in West Africa. They range from the business of manure and the trade in domestic rice to the processing of cotton and the direct purchase of cocoa from the region by German manufacturers.

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No dirty dealing

Von Marlis Lindecke

Shit Business is Serious Business: A successful cooperation between research and the private sector.

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Bitter fruit

By Frank Brunner

Why aren’t bars of chocolate made where cocoa is grown? Author Frank Brunner analyses the industry’s fragile value chain from the plantation to the supermarket

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(c) Christoph Püschner

The price isn’t everything

By Bettina Rühl

In Togo’s capital, Lomé, home-grown rice costs almost twice as much as the imported product from Thailand. Yet there are good reasons for preferring the local product

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The Future of the Rural World

The future of humankind will be decided in rural areas. International experts from the world of politics, academia, the private sector and civil society and young Africans themselves share their vision, ideas and experiences.
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The Future of the Rural World

The future of humankind will be decided in rural areas. How can we create enough jobs and income in rural areas? How can a modern and sustainable agri-food sector contribute to solving these challanges? In this second issue of “world without hunger” our authors discuss new economic and political impetus, young African entrepreneurs tell their stories and we are searching for answers to the question how globalization can be shaped so the rural areas do not lose out.

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(c) Dennis Williamson

A new culture of cooperation with Africa

By Horst Köhler

Africa’s biggest challenge – and its greatest opportunity – is its young people. The most important question is: to what weapon will Africa’s young people turn – the polling booth or the gun?

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(c) Simon Veith

A fresh opportunity

Interview with Lutz Hartmann

By leasing a three hundred hectare fruit plantation in Ethiopia, Lutz Hartmann has realised a long-cherished dream: to run his own business in Africa. Now he has a personal interest in the issue of Africa’s development.

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The young need a future

By Iris Schöninger

In 2030 one in every three people looking for work will come from Africa. Today decent work is still a rarity on the continent, but developing the rural areas can solve the problem.

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New ideas against hunger

Shepherds become entepreneurs, aid workers coordinate their projects via satellites, drones sow millet: people all around the word fight against hunger. Our magazine collects their ideas and experiences.
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New ideas against hunger

Shepherds become entepreneurs, aid workers coordinate their projects via satellites, drones sow millet: people all around the word fight against hunger. Our magazine collects their ideas and experiences.

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Der ehemalige Bundesumweltminister Klaus Töpfer (CDU) ©Patrick Seeger/dpa

How innovations are born

By Klaus Töpfer and Alexander Müller

Production of 95 per cent of all food is based on soil. Yet soils everywhere are under threat. We illustrate the role of development cooperation by considering soil.

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The farmes themselves are the benchmark

By Andreas Quiring

Strong farmes are the key to a self-determined, sustainable development. Social innovations can help make the farmers’ actual needs the benchmark.

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No rainforest for our consumption

By Jenny Walther-Thoß

In the tropics rainforests are still being felled for the production of palm oil, meat and furniture. It is high time to act. Proposals are on the table.

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Talks

FEATURED: NURSE BADANARO AND HER MORINGA

Germaine Badanaro is a nurse in northern Benin. She teaches women about the benefits of the nutritious Moringa tree and shows them how to grow and process it.

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FEATURED: COMPASS 2030 - Leave no one behind

For as long as development policy has existed, it has had its critics. Welthungerhilfe is among those who scrutinize the government's development policy, conducting an annual review of goals and actual results. A report on German development policy.

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5 QUESTIONS FOR BIRGIT WILHELM: IS THE FUTURE VEGETARIAN?

 In 2050, there are likely to be nine billion people who populate the planet. WWF agricultural expert Birgit Wilhelm explain, how we can manage to provide these people with food. 

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Projects

(c) GIZ

COST-BENEFIT ANALYSES FOR MORE SOIL CONSERVATION

With the help of sustainable farming methods, soils can be preserved and made fertile again. The investment required is also worthwhile from a financial perspective.

A project of GIZ

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(c) GIZ

IMPROVED LAND GOVERNANCE

Weak land governance and insecure land rights are still major development challenges for Africa. The global program to strengthen land governance in Africa aims to strengthen marginalized groups.

A project of GIZ

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(c) Save the Children

A STRONG NETWORK

Malawi has just survived the most severe food crisis in 35 years. An initiative helped with money for food aid - the goal: to strengthen self-sufficiency. 

A project of Save the Children

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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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