For generations, hunger and malnutrition were part of everyday life for the local people in Central India. Thanks to the new method of rice cultivation, SRI, they have been able to boost their harvest massively. And best of all: neither expensive fertiliser nor pesticide is necessary to do this.
New SRI rice cultivation method: turning backs on hunger
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.