Falling prices and fungus attacks are two of the worst threats to coffee farmers in Nicaragua. SWISSAID supports the founding of cooperatives – and this boosts the population’s economic security.
Nicaragua: Sweet fortune from bitter beans
Tanzania is a vast country, more than 20 times the size of Switzerland. SWISSAID has an office in Mtwara so that it can be closer to its partners in the south of the country. Programme Officer Bruno Richard is based there and he travels around the region to monitor projects and provide support to our partners.
Organic farming helps poor farmers find a way out of poverty and hunger. This video lists the most convincing points.
It’s actually absurd: although the region is fertile, almost the only onions available in Guinea-Bissau are imported from Senegal and Holland. But domestic cultivation only has positives: it is an effective way of fighting hunger and providing families with urgently needed cash.