Are you implementing a rural development project? Improving rural livelihoods, increasing food security and promoting the sustainable management of resources are the core goals of GITEC-IGIP GmbH’s Natural Resources and Rural Development Department.

We have been helping clients for over 30 years - providing technical assistance and advisory services, and enabling communities in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Near/Middle East.

 How we help you deliver high quality services 

  • We have a thorough knowledge of agricultural, forest and land management approaches and technologies
  • Decades of practical experience in diversifying rural economies, strengthening rural livelihoods, and developing community-based and gender-sensitive rural infrastructure have earned GITEC-IGIP GmbH’s strong international reputation.

Sustainable land and natural resource management systems that improve agricultural productivity, conservation of ecosystem functions and enhance the livelihoods of rural families

GITEC-IGIP GmbH’s advisory and support services focus on the sustainable and equitable use of natural resources to improve livelihoods and conserve agro-diversity and biodiversity. Our experts bring a broad range of skills and experience to your projects, helping you:

  • transform crop, livestock and irrigation sectors into efficiently managed, highly productive systems that are sustainable
  • reduce rural poverty by combining livelihood development with natural resources management and biodiversity conservation
  • promote integrated watershed management and desertification control by means of participatory forest, land and water management planning based on sustainable land use principles
  • adapt agriculture, forestry and land management systems to climate change.



Rural Development

  • Livelihood Development
  • Farmer Organizations and Village Institutions
  • Social and Rural Infrastructure
  • Food Security and Poverty Alleviation
  • Rural Finance


  • Crop diversification and raising productivity in rainfed and irrigated agriculture
  • Value chain development
  • Participatory irrigation and water resources management
  • Agricultural support services and marketing
  • Adaptation of agriculture to climate change


  • Assessment and economics of forest resources
  • Afforestation, reforestation and forest rehabilitation
  • Natural forest management
  • Sustainable and participatory forest management
  • Social and community-based forestry
  • Conservation forestry including protected area management
  • Forest governance

Natural resource management and Environment

  • Participatory land use planning and natural resource management
  • Land Managementand landscape approach
  •  Integrated watershed management
  • Soil and Water Conservation
  • Desertification Control
  • Building resilience for adaptation to climate change
  • Environmental and natural resource economics
  • National and regional biodiversity conservation strategies