Market of traditional grains in Kastamonu, Turkey (Photo: Alessandra Giuliani)



Groups make it easier than a loan alone

news by Syngenta Foundation about Joint Liability Groups making it easier for smallholders in India to get loans from banks


Confluence of Agriculture Development and Healthcare: A turning point in rural progress

News of Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture about a new approach of the MaolKeki Foundation and Syngenta Foundation India to improve the last mile services in agriculture and healthcare in rural areas.


“Inequality also harms the environment”

Interview with CDE researcher Graziano Ceddia.


Swiss Programme for International Research by Scientific Investigation Teams (SPIRIT)

The new SPIRIT programme launched by SNF facilitates knowledge exchange between Swiss researchers and researchers in selected countries that are receiving development assistance. Submission of pre-proposals: all year round


New Cocoa Value Chain Projects

at the first member event of the Swiss Platform for Sustainable Cocoa seven new value chain projects have been presented, that aim to promote the sustainability in cocoa origin countries such as Ghana and Ivory Coast through innovative approaches


What have they found so far?

News by Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture about their initiative to make agricultural extension a part of radio broadcasting in Kenya.


«Nachhaltigkeit gehört in die Legislaturziele»

Report about the 20 years anniversary event of the "Guide for Transboundary Research Partnerships" of KFPE


Mountain communities must be able to pursue their well-being

Interview with CDE researcher Susanne Wymann von Dach about the theme #MountainsMatter of this year's International Mountain Day.


Switzerland on track to achieve goals of international cooperation

Press release by the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs about the mid-term report of the Swiss International Cooperation.


WFSC Research Symposium 2018 - Presentations and Posters

This symposium highlighted the research that the ETH World Food System Center Research Programs support as well as other food system relevant research conducted by WFSC members; all presentations and posters are available online.


“It’s time to make trade agreements sustainable”

interview with Elisabeth Bürgi Bonanomi, expert in sustainable trade relations at CDE, around the question of how the state can promote trade relations that foster sustainable development


International Conference on Organic Agricultural Sciences ICOAS successfully held for the first time in Austria

Press release by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL).


Wyss Foundation supports the University of Bern

media release by the University of Bern about funding by the Wyss Foundation to carry out two regional practically-oriented research projects in Kenya and Peru to develop innovative approaches for the land use and strategies for biodiversity conservation


Die Schweiz leistet Beitrag zur Integrität des internationalen Biomarkts

press release by FiBL about the successful conclusion of a project that allowed to professionalize the Organic Certification Bodies in Albania, Macedonia, India and Ukraine


Nachhaltigkeitsziele sind ohne Nord-Süd-Forschung nicht erreichbar

Press release by the Commission for Research Partnerships with Developing Countries (KFPE)


Substitutes may make matters worse

post in ETH Zukunftsblog by Gabriele Manoli arguing that while palm oil is a highly controversial product, replacing it with other vegetable oils could endanger land and water resources


Freihandel mit Mercosur ja, aber nicht um jeden Preis

press release by Public Eye about the "Mercosur Coalition" that has been formed by Swiss NGOs in order to secure that the current free trade negotiations between Switzerland and the Mercosur countries takes into account sustainability criteria and interests of Swiss farmers and consumers


Donation helps develop the next generation of vegetable breeders

press release by the Syngenta Foundation about its donation to the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI) for a second Ph.D. scholarship supporting a doctorate in vegetable breeding


Rückblick: European Society for Agronomy Congress

co-organiser Agroscope provides results of the European Society for Agronomy Congress held from 27 to 30 August 2018 in Geneva: Synthesis (in German), abstracts and pictures


FiBL researcher Christian Andres honoured with European Science Award

Every two years, the Foundation fiat panis honours young academics whose research focuses on solutions to mitigate hunger in food deficit countries with the Josef G. Knoll European Science Award. Christian Andres, scientific researcher at FiBL Switzerland, is one of the three winners in 2018.


Ein historischer Tag für den Schutz der Rechte von Bäuerinnen und Bauern

Press release of Swissaid about a resolution on peasants' rights that the United Nations Human Rights Council passed last week.


New report finds voluntary sustainability standards on the rise

Media release of FiBL about ‘The State of Sustainable Markets 2018: Statistics and Emerging Trends’ report.

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