In Latin America, small farmers are insufficiently prepared for the effects of climate change. Lack of knowledge, financial vulnerability, and exhausted soil prevent them from taking advantage of their possibilities. Furthermore, they have little access to the market. By changing these conditions with the farmers themselves, we aim to improve food security, fight hunger, and create rural areas with a future.
Our goal: To ensure the survival of these low-income farming families by giving them the tools and knowledge they need to sustainably use their water, forests, and soil and thus increase their resilience against the effects of climate change.
With the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the international community has created a framework for joint solutions to overcome the great challenges facing us such as migration, climate change, environmental destruction, poverty, and hunger. This agreement named 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They define social, economic, and environmental policy milestones which should be reached worldwide by 2030. These goals apply to all countries – including Switzerland.
With the Food and Water programme we are contributing to the following SDGs:
Example of a Food and Water Programme in Nicaragua
Our programmes are co-financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA.