Multiple sources of support

Multiple sources of support Germany’s support and contributions to FAO assistance come from a variety of funding sources:

  • The Federal Foreign Office (AA) supports emergency projects
  • The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) supports forestry and genetic resources projects as well as the country’s major Bilateral Trust Fund for Food Security
  • The Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMU) supports large environmental projects
  • The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) supports large-scale development projects with partner countries. 
  • These are implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) for context-specific capacity and institutional building and through the GermanDevelopment Bank (KfW) for financial cooperation.

The largest share of the ODA (Official Development Assistance) total comes from the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). (51% in 2014).

Another 22% is raised by Germany’s development bank KfW on capital markets. 

The Federal Foreign Office (AA), which manages most of the funding for humanitarian assistance and for UN peace missions, accounts for 9% of ODA overall.

BMZ’s budget stands at €7.4 billion (US$9.8 billion) in 2016; a 13% increase from 2015. 

  • It will increase substantially for 2017 to 2019. 

Large shares of these announced increases have not yet been allocated.