Rural development

akzente reports on GIZ’s work. In seven different thematic areas ranging from economic development and employment promotion to environment and energy to strengthening freedom and security, it offers solutions to complex challenges.

Cow power
In Senegal, students are researching the potential of renewable energies, while GIZ is supporting a new employment-oriented study programme and a university partnership with Germany. The aim is to build young graduates’ workplace skills.
A fresh start with milk
Farming families in Sri Lanka are rebuilding their country’s dairy industry after years of civil war.
Golden rice
Nigeria still relies on imports to supply the population with rice. Farmers like Hajiya Gambo Auwalu want to change this.
Solution in a nutshell
Cultivation of cashew nuts has improved lives of farmers in Ghana. For a long time their potential remained unexploited.
Milk for Morocco
GIZ in co-creation with Centrale Danone is helping farmers to improve the quality of their milk and to boost their income.
Malawi goes for diversity
For years the country’s farmers clung to tobacco cultivation. Now they are switching to sunflowers, peanuts and manioc.

Rural development

Rural development