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 argue with hard facts for local seed varieties.
Speaking out against empty promises with hard facts
India has been gripped by three years of drought in the villages where SWISSAID’s partner organisations achieve pioneering women’s projects. In particular, this affects single women and their children. Day workers cannot find work, farmers are faced with empty stores, cattle perish – and many people are desperate. The suicide rate rose dramatically last year.
Organic farming helps poor farmers find a way out of poverty and hunger. This video lists the most convincing points.