The majority of the rural population of Nicaragua lives in poverty. The climate crisis makes their precarious situation even worse.

The challenges for smallholder families in Nicaragua are manifold. SWISSAID workls closely with civil society organisations to support them. Access to seeda and water is crucial. We are building up knowledge and resources in the area in order to empower young people and women, underpin agroecological farming and enable people to adapt to climate change.

Facts

In the country since:
1981
Activity:
Matagalpa, Región Autónoma de la Costa Caribe Norte
Rank in the Human Development Index:
126 out of 189
Current Projects:
9
Annual budget:
CHF 1,280,433

Aims

  • Agroecological cultivation methods mean smallholder families can produce more food, strengthen their food security and become more resistant to climatic changes.
  • Access to local seeds, water, financial resources, knowledge and land is improved.
  • Young people and women are empowered to stand up for their rights and for access to knowledge and resources.