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Agriculture & Food Systems

Welcome to the Agriculture and Food Systems Network of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). We are a knowledge exchange platform of development practitioners working in the area of agriculture and food systems.

Events

28 May 2024

Land Squeeze: Report launch webinar and discussion

What is driving the unprecedented pressure on global farmland and what can be done to achieve equitable land access?

  • 28 May 2024
  • 14 to 15

30 May 2024

Trip around Rio 3: Going practical - how to's, tools and way forward

Third session of a learning journey to gain a deeper understanding of the importance of biodiversity and ecosystem services for international cooperation beyond nature conservation

  • 30 May 2024
  • 10 to 12

12 June 2024

Agroecology in fragile contexts in sub-Saharan Africa

Webinar in English and French organised by Alliance SUFOSEC and SDC showing how agroecology as a holistic approach can improve the resilience of food systems and strengthen livelihoods of communities towards food security.

  • 12 June 2024
  • 11 to 12

News

23 May 2024

Food Security Nexus Specialist & Nutrition Nexus Expert

Facing increasing requests to deploy Food security / Food systems / Nutrition experts, the Swiss Humanitarian Aid Unit (SHA) wishes to strengthen its response capacity.

21 May 2024

2024 Global Report on Food Crises

The GRFC is the reference document for a comprehensive analysis of global, regional and country-level acute food insecurity.

16 April 2024

21 Seed Case Studies by AFSA

These twenty one case studies have been collected from nine African countries and India. From the most hostile environments of the Sahel (Niger) to equatorial wetlands (Gabon), saline soils (Tanzania) and oases (Tunisia), the authors show us how farmers’ varieties meet the nutritional and economic needs of populations in traditional, agroecological production systems.