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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.


11 June 2024

A&FS Newsletter - Read the latest issue

The newsletter of the SDC Agriculture & Food Systems Network provides you with the latest news on projects, publications and events related to food systems and submitted by network members. It also informs about A&FS Network activities and portrays network members.

10 June 2024

Innovative mushroom cultivation preserving Manipuri cuisine

Split gill mushroom, or kanglayen in Manipuri, is a key ingredient of mouth-watering delicacies such as kanglayen paknam (flat spicy baked dish), kanglayen eromba (with fermented fish and other ingredients) or simply fried on its own as kanghou. Deforestation, climate change, and rapid urbanisation are making it hard to forage for this mushroom in the wild. Puina Sukham, a young AgriEntrepreneur based in Manipur, is addressing this scarcity by developing an innovative solution to growing the mushroom in simple controlled chambers.

7 June 2024

Discussion paper: the role of livestock in food system transformation

Livestock production is more than just producing meat, milk and eggs. It plays multiple roles and holds an intricate position in food systems. Pathways to address livestock issues need to be context-specific and multifaceted, trade-offs are inevitable. A recently published discussion paper by the Swiss national FAO-Committee, a multistakeholder consultative body nominated by the Swiss Federal Council, discusses the livestock sector as integral part of food systems transformation and proposed a set of recommendations at global and national level.


Trainings, Seminars & Workshops4 September 2024

Thoughts for Food 17

Short, informal session to share some thoughts for food with network members and anyone else interestedcontent and participation link will be published shortly before the meeting

  • 4 September 2024
  • 08 to 09

Congresses and symposia25 November 2024

NutritiON: Power the Change

The SUN Movement Global Gathering is the Movement’s flagship event and one of the largest international gatherings within the nutrition community. The SUN Global Gathering brings together all SUN Government Focal Points and representatives of their partners from civil society, donors, United Nations agencies, private sector, academia, media, parliamentarians and others. It is an important moment where members take stock of progress and challenges, share their innovations and learn what is helping to reduce malnutrition across all SUN Countries, serving as an impactful platform for collaboration, learning, and mobilization in the fight against malnutrition in all its forms.

  • 25 - 28 November 2024
  • 09 to 18