The total area of land available for agricultural activities is limited; however the demand for agricultural produce is rising as a result of population growth. It is therefore important to manage existing resources carefully and sustainably and to increase their productivity.
On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, GIZ has initiated a supraregional project on sustainable agriculture. Attempts to increase agricultural productivity often involve short-term, non-sustainable measures. Our objective is therefore to contribute technical expertise and methods to improve sustainability in agriculture with a focus on increased productivity, and to incorporate them into national and international strategies.