On-station research trials at IPR/IFRA - Rural Polytechnic Institute near Koulikoro, Mali

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The SDC has launched a private sector engagement partnership to enable Georgian farmers to increase productivity and income from organic hazelnut production.

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

News by SNSF - Turling's work has been the basis for major progress in the understanding of plant-insect interactions. It has also opened up the way for developing new approaches in biological pest control.

Using a new analytical method, ETH Zurich doctoral student Julie Lestang aims to determine the chemical profile of cacao beans reliably and quickly. This forms the basis for controlled fermentation – and high-​quality chocolate.

ETH Zürich Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW)

Article from Helvetas about environmental, social, and climate standards in rural development, and the impacts of the SUSTAIN initiative.


Funding is helping several enterprising food producers in the region of Busia County, Kenya, to find deserved success.

Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture

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