Agricultura y seguridad alimentaria

Las mujeres ponen el arroz en un campo húmedo.
En el medio rural, la agricultura es todavía con frecuencia la única fuente de actividad posible. © CGIAR

El hambre y la malnutrición no solo ponen en peligro la salud individual, sino también y de forma decisiva el desarrollo de los países. Por eso, la COSUDE se preocupa de que todos puedan disfrutar de una alimentación adecuada, suficiente y de buena calidad. En este sentido, otorga importancia a la cadena entera de valor añadido de los alimentos: desde los campos, donde se producen los alimentos, pasando por el almacenamiento y el tratamiento, los mercados, la venta y el transporte hasta el consumo.

La COSUDE se compromete a promover a escala mundial el derecho de los seres humanos a una alimentación adecuada. De este modo, concibe sus actividades con el objetivo de proporcionar a los grupos de población más pobres y discriminados, como los pequeños productores, las mujeres y los jóvenes, un acceso equitativo al conocimiento, los recursos productivos y los mercados. En este marco, la COSUDE les apoya en el uso productivo y a la vez cuidadoso de los recursos naturales, en la gestión de las repercusiones del cambio climático, en el almacenamiento y la comercialización de sus productos, así como en la adaptación permanente a unas condiciones medioambientales en constante cambio. En todo ello, presta especial atención a la preservación de la biodiversidad, que se encuentra en grave peligro. Asimismo, aboga por lograr unos sistemas de investigación y de asesoramiento adaptados a las necesidades.

La COSUDE fomenta también las innovaciones a lo largo de la cadena de valor añadido de los alimentos, que posibilitan a los consumidores una alimentación sana y variada o el acceso tanto en el campo como en las ciudades a dichos alimentos.

La agricultura sostenible que preserve la biodiversidad es la base para garantizar el derecho humano a una alimentación sana y adecuada. Con este objetivo primordial, Suiza se involucra en el ámbito de la seguridad alimentaria en la cooperación internacional. La agricultura suiza es todo un ejemplo gracias a su producción de alimentos multifuncional, asentada en el equilibrio social y regional, de base familiar y respetuosa con el medio ambiente

Acceso a la alimentación

Aplicar el derecho a una alimentación adecuada de los estratos sociales más pobres y desfavorecidos con sistemas de alimentación justos («del campo a la mesa»)

Producción, asesoramiento y comercialización

Apoyar a los pequeños campesinos y a sus organizaciones de modo que puedan producir, almacenar y comercializar alimentos de forma sostenible.

Derechos de propiedad

Fomentar el acceso justo a la tierra y a los recursos naturales para reforzar la autonomía de las comunidades agrícolas.

Biodiversidad

Conservar la diversidad de los cultivos agrícolas y mejorar los sistemas de semillas, también a través de los conocimientos de la población local y del mantenimiento de las clases tradicionales.

Evitar la desertificación y la erosión del suelo

Proteger y mantener la fertilidad de los suelos.

Ayuda alimentaria

Garantizar el suministro de alimentos y otros bienes y servicios básicos a la población en situaciones de conflicto, crisis y catástrofes naturales.

Documentos

Proyectos actuales

Objeto 49 – 60 de 154

Somalia Information and Resilience Building Action (SIRA)

10.12.2018 - 30.11.2022

The Somali population has remained chronically food insecure over the years with acute emergency needs during the cyclic drought periods. Switzerland contributes, through its support to enhanced fodder production and income, to the longer-term resilience building of the Somali communities. By supporting the provision of information and data for decision making, the formulation of evidence-based policy making and the use of the data for increased protection and resilience will enhanced.


Agriculture Census 2020

01.12.2018 - 31.12.2022

Switzerland will support the realization of the Agriculture Census in 2020 through contributing to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS). Updated and accurate data on agriculture holdings is an enabling tool for public and private investment as well as to plan and monitor relevant developments in the agriculture sector, in accordance with the National Policy Agenda (2017-2022). This project will offer opportunities to engage Swiss expertise in the domain of statistics and agriculture.


Enhancing security coordination and local contextual understanding to increase humanitarian access

01.12.2018 - 30.11.2020

This project aims at enhancing security coordination and local contextual understanding to increase humanitarian access to insecure locations both inside and outside of Protection of Civilian (PoC) sites. Through enhanced understanding of the context, operational threats can be better mitigated by NGOs, facilitating scale-up of programme and service delivery to the affected population in South Sudan’s Upper Nile and Unity States.


Long-term farming system comparisons in the tropics

01.12.2018 - 31.12.2022

Conventional agriculture based on high external inputs resulted in productivity increases but has high negative external costs. Alternative systems exist but information on their performance is scarce. This long-term system comparison led by the Swiss Research Institute for Organic Agriculture provides scientific evidence on the productivity, profitability and environmental impacts of organic agriculture compared to conventional agriculture in four production systems of the tropics.


Gestion des Eaux de Ruissellement dans le Tchad Sahélien (GERTS)

01.12.2018 - 30.11.2022

Ce programme vise l’aménagement des vallées avec des seuils d’épandage en vue de leur exploitation agro-pastorale au bénéfice direct de 350'000 personnes dans quatre régions au centre-est du Tchad. Cette approche est promue et mise à l’échelle avec l’appui d’organisations publiques et privées. Les femmes et les jeunes sont particulièrement encouragés à s’investir en production maraîchère à but commercial et pour améliorer la nutrition. Le programme contribue aussi à la stabilité au centre-est du Tchad, et à la prévention de la migration et de l’extrémisme violent.


Cosecha de Agua (Water Harvesting)

01.11.2018 - 31.12.2022

This project strengthens the food security of 2,500 families and responds to the challenges of climate change and the economic crisis in Nicaragua’s dry corridor. The second phase of the project is intended to systematize and replicate on a larger scale water harvesting and other practices for more efficient use of water resources. In the interest of enhanced implementation efficiency and effectiveness, the participation of the government is reduced and a contribution to a specialized international organization is proposed.


Water Efficiency in Rice and Cotton

01.11.2018 - 31.12.2021

The public-private-partnership project aims at enhancing smallholder farmers’ income and water productivity in cotton and rice production through improved technologies (PUSH), increased demand of sustainable products by the private sector (PULL) and water stewardship plans (POLICY).
SDC supports a consortium with 20 partners coordinated by HELVETAS in the implementation of the PUSH-PULL-POLICY approach in India, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar and Madagascar.


Plant Variety Protection Legislation and Farmers’ Rights in Developing Countries

01.10.2018 - 30.09.2022

Plant variety protection legislation in accordance with the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) is gaining importance in developing countries. This kind of legislation often neglects the existing informal seed systems and Farmers’ Rights. SDC supports APBREBES, a network of civil society organizations, to raise awareness and contribute to capacity building on alternative legislation that better reflect smallholders’ needs and practices.


Blue Peace Financing: transboundary, multisectoral and transgenerational investments

01.10.2018 - 30.06.2023

To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals government efforts do not suffice, additional private capital deployed towards sustainable development are needed. Blue Peace advocates for investments to be re-directed to two levels: transboundary entities and to municipalities. This will have a transformative impact. As a door opener, Switzerland through its partnership with UNCDF contributes to the development of innovative financial products that enable transboundary, multisectoral and transgenerational investments leading to sustainable development and peace.


China: Rehabilitation and management strategy for over-pumped aquifers under a changing climate

01.09.2018 - 31.12.2021

In the past 30 years the aquifers in the North China plain have been over-exploited. Based on cutting-edge Sino-Swiss expertise in real-time groundwater monitoring and modelling, the project will implement groundwater and agricultural management policies to stabilize groundwater levels as a buffer to climate change induced droughts. The project will work with farmers and local authorities to facilitate policy uptake. Findings are relevant for many water-stressed countries and will be shared globally.


Scaling Up Youth Employment in Agriculture Initiative

01.08.2018 - 31.10.2023

Education systems in Southern Africa do not prepare youth for work; they cannot access or create economic opportunities and ignore the available options. The project will scale up in Southern Africa a model already tested by Switzerland in Tanzania. It will improve (self)-employment of 20’000 young women and men in Zimbabwe and Zambia by strengthening their skills and matching them with existing job opportunities, thereby contributing to the implementation of youth policies in-country and regionally.


Remote sensing-based Information and Insurance for Crops in Emerging economies (RIICE) - Phase 3

01.08.2018 - 30.06.2021

Extreme weather events increasingly affect small-scale producers in Asia. Satellites and other information technologies present tremendous potential for improved country-wide monitoring of crop growth and insurance solutions for extreme weather events. With RIICE, SDC supports the integration of expertise from Swiss private actors and international public research centres toward modernizing public agricultural services and crop insurance programmes, offering performant solutions to Governments and producers to cope with production shortfalls.

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