Speaking out against empty promises with hard facts

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.

Video: Organic Farming Ends Hunger

Organic farming helps poor farmers find a way out of poverty and hunger. This video lists the most convincing points.

Club of Rome presents new campaign

Niger: Programme Overview and Projects

  • The Best Guard against Violent Extremism

    The Best Guard against Violent Extremism

    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.
  • “Home-grown seeds give life”

    “Home-grown seeds give life”

    Colourful diversity and brisk trading: anybody who takes a quick look at the seed exchange in Niamey would hardly suspect the serious background to events. Locally-grown seeds are at risk in Niger. And that means the food security of many local farmers is also in danger.
  • Now happily doing their business

    Now happily doing their business

    On 19 November, it is World Toilet Day. What many people may smile about has a serious background: sanitation systems are in scarce supply in impoverished countries and the consequences are devastating. For that reason, donations support the construction of latrines – and drinking water supply systems. This gives women and children more time and energy to work and learn and generally improves everyone’s health.
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