What can we do if radical groups have an increasingly strong influence on a society? Fighting poverty, offering young people a future, and empowering women to improve their social status are some of the approaches that would help reduce that influence. These are exactly the approaches SWISSAID is taking in Chad and Niger to increase the resilience of the local communities to terrorism and the appeal of violent extremist groups.
The Best Guard against Violent Extremism
Small farmers in Nicaragua are taking steps together to defend against major agricultural enterprises that want to import genetically modified seeds. Thanks to field trials financed by SWISSAID, they can prove that local varieties are more economical and respond with greater resistance to climate fluctuations – and yield harvests which are just as plentiful.
Organic farming helps poor farmers find a way out of poverty and hunger. This video lists the most convincing points.