About us

The SDC Agriculture and Food Security Network provides a knowledge exchange platform for all development practitioners with links to the activities of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation in the area of Agriculture and Food Security. Membership is open to SDC staff and representatives of SDC partner institutions. Become a member now!


Mission and mandate
The A+FS network seeks to enhance the effectiveness of SDC operations in the field by improving the availability and use of knowledge. Its mandate is mainly to:

  • promote learning and enhance professional and methodical knowledge
  • provide operational advice to the SDC organisational units and SDC partners
  • capitalise on experience and formulate good practices
  • link global initiatives and policy dialog with field-related activities and vice versa

Thematic focus
The A+FS Network shares information on basically any topic related to agriculture in a development context. Nonetheless the network has defined the following focus areas:


  • online exchange (mailing list, blogs, discussion fora)
  • face-to-face meetings (global, regional and thematic)
  • website and newsletter

The A+FS Shareweb has two functions:

  • It offers information on concepts, tools, policies, best practices and training opportunities in our networks focus areas.
  • For regsitered network members it provides a virtual platform for knowledge exchange, joint learning and peer support.

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