Young generation

How Generation Z is changing the world of work in development

Attitudes have changed towards global relations and work-life balance – at Berlin’s Centre for Rural Development (SLE) as well

Climate and biodiversity

To protect life on earth, we must cooperate

The world conferences of Sharm el-Sheikh and Montréal have shown once again that global crises require multilateral solutions


The pros and cons of plastic water tanks

Large water tanks are a blessing in case of water shortage in Zimbabwe, but also have downsides


Industrial agriculture has failed

The solution to the present food price and hunger crisis is to transition food production to agroecological concepts suited to the location


What agriculture-policy reforms must deliver

Smallholder farmers are clever entrepreneurs who know exactly what they want and need


Indians are beginning to pay more attention to healthy diets

Why millets should prove useful in the fight against malnutrition in South Asia

Green transformation

Crisis as an opportunity

Crises like the Covid-19 pandemic offer opportunities for eco-friendly stimulus programmes


Innovative farming in a refugee camp

A soilless cultivation technique allows refugees in a camp to grow fruit and vegetables on a small space

Food security

“Smallholder farms must benefit from innovations”

Research must pay more attention to family farms, says Hildegard Lingnau of the Global Forum on Agricultural Research and Innovation

Post growth

“A good life doesn’t have to cost the Earth”

British economist contemplates an economy in which the goal is not unlimited growth, but rather an equilibrium between people and nature

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Achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals will require good governance – from the local to the global level.


The UN Sustainable Development Goals aim to transform economies in an environmentally sound manner, leaving no one behind.