In the field of policy advice, IDOS provided its expertise both to the Development Policy Committee of the SPD parliamentary group in the Bundestag and at ministerial level in January. At the start of the Green Week, Ms Hornidge spoke at the agricultural congress of the BMUV and BMEL. In a discussion moderated by Dr Tanja Busse, Anna-Katharina Hornidge reflected together with Sabine Riewenherm, President of the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation, and Ravi Prabu, Director General, ICRAF World Agroforestry, on how livelihoods can be protected and how the climate, food and energy crises can be countered. In the discussions on the GBF (Global Biodiversity Framework) decision from Montreal, she particularly advocated for the consideration of the interests of food-insecure countries. The focus here was on Goal 10 of the GBF decision, which deals with sustainable intensification in agriculture. In the field of transregional science cooperation to enable sustainable intensification, Ms Hornidge suggested that science cooperation between German science and the institutions of the CGIAR system in the field of agroecology and engagement science should be promoted again. Here, she said, transdisciplinary and transformative innovation development approaches are important, focusing in particular on capacity building of medium-sized agribusinesses in different parts of Africa.
In addition, we are pleased that Dr Axel Berger, Deputy Director (interim) of IDOS, in his new function as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), will in the future also advise GIZ on issues important for its development. We congratulate Axel Berger on his appointment!