The drought in West Africa triggered a hunger crisis, for example, and with your valuable support SWISSAID was able to provide emergency aid in Niger and Chad. The increasingly apparent effects of the climate crisis and dependence on the global market underline the importance of local food systems, and with this in mind it is important that farmers have their own diverse seed material.

In view of the major challenges of our time, however, active commitment to peace and sustainable development is also needed from Switzerland at the official level. Discussions on international cooperation strategy for the next four years are under way – and a brutal attack on development cooperation is emerging.

In times like these, it is vital for us to be able to count on your tremendous solidarity.

Many thanks!