Dr Iris Schöninger is a policy adviser in the policy department of Welthungerhilfe in Bonn. For several years she has also been working with the Advisory Committee of the ‘Cotton made in Africa’ initiative.
Central market in former rebel territory
By Wilan Paté
The Ivory Coast has survived the civil war and the division of the country, but the central market in the former rebel capital, Bouaké, is recovering only slowly.
New Jobs for the poorest
By Gisbert Dreyer
From the subsistence economy to a sustainable and competitive agricultural system – the path to 100 million jobs for Africa’s poorest people.
Perspectives for Africa's Youth
By Mo Ibrahim
Africa is at a tipping point. Whether it continues rising or falls back depends, above all else, on whether the continent creates the conditions in which its greatest resource — its young people — can shine.
The young need a future
By Iris Schöninger
In 2030 one in every three people looking for work will come from Africa. Today decent work is still a rarity on the continent, but developing the rural areas can solve the problem.
No business without the State
By John Kufour and Joseph Okopu Gakpo
Agriculture is Africa’s big potential for economic growth. Many private businesses want to use it, but Ghana’s former President John Agyekum Kufuor says they will need a strong partner: the state
A new culture of cooperation with Africa
By Horst Köhler
Africa’s biggest challenge – and its greatest opportunity – is its young people. The most important question is: to what weapon will Africa’s young people turn – the polling booth or the gun?
What are the priorities of the G7 agriculture ministers? Cornelia Berns, Head of the Directorate for International Cooperation and World Food Affairs at the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) on the importance of sustainable and deforestation-free agricultural supply chains and the promotion of investments in research and innovation.
The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) looks at the German G7 Presidency as an opportunity for development cooperation. Federal Development Minister Svenja Schulze on the agenda and the goals of the G7 development ministers.
Carin Smaller, former Director of Agriculture, Trade, and Investment at the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and David Laborde, Senior Research Fellow at IFPRI on what's on the agenda at the G7-Summit in Schloss Elmau – then to now and ‘Beyond Elmau’.
Many different crises are being negotiated in Elmau. What does this mean for governmental action? Anna-Katharina Hornidge is co-manager of Think7 – the association of leading think tanks. She also sees the summit as an opportunity to make a big splash. An interview by journalist Jan Rübel.
The Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) brings together stakeholders from the public and private sectors to develop benchmarking criteria that support organisations achieve additional levels of supply chain due diligence. An interview with Shivani Kannabhiran, Manager Responsible Agricultural Supply Chains at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Centre for Responsible Business Conduct.
The G7 is responding to the worsening global hunger crisis by mobilizing an additional $4.5 billion for this year alone. A key milestone for this in the run-up was the international conference on global food security "Uniting for Global Food Security".
The private sector and civil society have already handed over their demands to the G7 summit. Both agree: the G7 countries need common values. But what is in the communiqués of the Business7 (B7) and Civil7 (C7)? Questions to Julia Harnal (BASF) from B7 and Mathias Mogge (Welthungerhilfe/VENRO) from C7. An interview by journalist Jan Rübel.