Ag Reporters Sustainable dairy farming
A guestbook of the excursion on 11. July in Bonn
Welcome of the first guests at Poppelsdorfer Schloss in Bonn
"Agriculture is something that cuts across, it's unlimited to one country."
Brett Worthington from Australia, interviews Zainabuh Issah from Ghana
Let's get started
Hannah Fuchs, University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhine-Sieg
UN Secretaries Bonn
UN: A mandate to act?
This year marking the 20th anniversary of the UN in Bonn, a snapshot in time seems appropriate: The tall UN building “Langer Eugen” is not only a landmark of the city but also home to 18 agencies, including important organisations like the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and the climate secretariat (UNFCCC).
When asked about the recent reports regarding the infamous bureaucratic labyrinths in the United Nations, Fiser replies apologetically: “We do not have the mandate to speak about that”.
Instead, the UN has a mandate to advise. It issues important research and advises governments and people on solutions for creating a sustainable future on this planet.
Ly Tran, DW Academy
Zainabu reports about UN Bonn
It has since grown steadily from a handful of staff in 1996 to what has become a UN family with an international staff of almost 1,000 colleagues with 200 of them located in different places in Bonn.
Also represented in Bonn are 17 UN agencies Apart from the climate change secretariat UNFCC, all entities are located in Langer Eugen organizations in Bonn (UN Bonn).
UN Bonn supports targeted efforts by governments for a sustainable future in the fields of climate change, land degradation, biodiversity and ecosystem services, wildlife conservation, volunteerism, health, human security, disaster risk reduction, tourism, as well as education and training.
This does not only includes the sustainable use of natural resources and their precautionary preservation for future generations, but also the global fight against poverty.
Nick Nuttall, head of communications, UNFCCC
Nick Nuttall says there is no picking sides in agriculture. All stakeholders have to come together to create a sustainable solution for everyone.
«Cows don‘t fart...
Tackling climate change by reducing emissions is therefore not only about cutting meat-consumption or changing the production system. It is much more about lifestyles and different, small contributions, everyone is willing to contribute. The big question is: how far are you willing to go?»
Hansjürg Jäger, BauernZeitung
Every minute we lose 23 ha
Photo and Interview by Andrea Bahrenberg, LZ Rheinland
FrankenforstResarch Station of Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
As we gradually got refreshed in the reception hall, our host began with the history of this research station – it dates back to 1407, and probably was named after “Francke von Vünfselden”. In its history, there´s been a long time that Frankenforst was cultivated by leaseholders. Once processed by manufacturers belonging to the post delivery zone, sold to the Prussian state and in the year of 1929, it became the research farm for the Agriculture department of university Bonn until today.
Now is Frankenforst the teaching and research station equipped with a high- tech experimental dairy farm with total about 60 dairy cows, gathering all the data to explore the animal husbandry of the future.
Li, Jinhan DW Akademie
Shot and edited by Ricardo Rojas
Daria Tomala, M.Sc. Technology and Innovation Communications, University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
I was really impressed...
Nathalie Van Hese, Landbouwleven Belgium
"Slovenia looks to..."... Germany!
Interview by Christine Siefer: "I was very impressed by Urška, because she really wants to help farmers in Slovenia. She knows what it feels to work hardly on a farm, to provide milk without getting enough money for that. But instead of giving up she wants to change the situation."
edited by Keron Bascombe, Trinidad and Tobago
German dairy farmLohmar, Bergisches Land
Talking about vision
Brown goldBy Ricardo Kauffmann Lee
“Low Milk Prices”
Christoph Lüpschen spoke with Eric Didier Karinganire
Can consumers contribute to higher milk price? Reported by Eric Didier Karinganire and Christoph Knichel
The night Watchman
“In my opinion the project was...
All in all the organization of the project went really well. There was a good spirit in the team and the communication was great. For me it was a good opportunity to improve my English skills and at the UN i got the Chance to speak a little bit French as well. In the end, like the name of UN says, we are all united and I am happy that I had the chance to find new friends all over the globe and hope to visit them soon.”
Linda Camilla Julkunen, participant of University of Applied Sciences
Sandra Gaviria Vera, IMS student, Deutsche Welle Akademie
Andrea Bahrenberg, Germany
Eric Didier, Ruanda
Hannah Fuchs, Germany
Nathalie van Hese, Belgium
Stefan Hilfert, Germany
Zainabuh Issah, Ghana
Hansjürg Jäger, Switzerland
Linda Julkunen, Germany
Ricardo Kauffmann, Mexiko
Christoph Knichel, Germany
Jinhan Lee, China
Kelly Njombo, Sambia
Joseph Opoku, Ghana
Urska Pevec, Slovenia
Khanh Ly Tran Pung, Germany
Ricardo Rojas, Venezuela
Nils Schlieske, Germany
Christine Siefer, Germany
Daria Tomala, Germany
Sandra Gaviria Vera, Peru
Brett Worthington, Australia
Keron Bascombe, Trinidad and Tobago
Prof. Dr. Katharina Seuser, Germany
Sabine Fricke, Germany
Almuth Schellpeper, DW Akademie, International Media Studies
VDAJ, BMEL, DW, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences