Landwirtschaft, ländliche Entwicklung
Climate crisis

Drought means national disaster in Zambia

Agriculture and electric power generation are falling short

Renewables

Solar energy for Ghana’s health facilities

Solar photovoltaic systems are a climate-friendly way to provide energy to health centres in rural Ghana. A German-Ghanaian research project has analysed key technical and socio-economic aspects.

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Agriculture

Harnessing the potential of Ghana’s green gold

Neem seeds, a natural pesticide and fertiliser, are boosting livelihoods and reducing dependence on agrochemicals in Ghana

Burundi

A hot lunch at school

Burundi tries to fight the worst hunger and keep youngsters in school by providing school meals

The Hindu Kush Himalaya region

Nature is changing rapidly in the Hindu Kush Himalaya

Glaciers, snow and permafrost are undergoing rapid transformation in the Hindu Kush Himalaya region, with disastrous consequences for water and food security

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Food security

Edible-insect traders decry low harvests

Grasshoppers are a protein-rich popular food in Uganda, but their numbers are dwindling

KfW

Funding a just coal phase-out

Indonesia wants to reform its energy sector. We explain how this can be done in a fair manner with JETP and PBL – and what the letters stand for

Readers’ opinion

Letters to the editor

Two letters from readers deal with rural development in Nepal, agriculture in China and the variety of natural ecosystems

KfW

Green energy corridors deliver electricity

In India, KfW Development Bank is financing the construction of transmission lines and substations to bring green energy from remote regions to consumers

Livelihood

In Zimbabwe, women earn a living by selling quelea birds

For farmers the birds are a pest, for some women they serve as a livelihood

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Sustainability

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