Urbanization drives profound transformation, presenting both challenges and opportunities for poverty reduction, rural development and food security.
Malnutrition in all its forms, including under nutrition, micronutrient deficiencies, overweight and obesity is of greatest global concern. SDC works on nutrition with a multi-sectorial and rights-based approach.
Public and private investors are increasingly interested in agricultural land in developing countries. Measures to grant fair and secure access to land and natural resources to small-scale farmers are more important than ever.
The dismantling of public research and extension has often left the rural population without sufficient access to relevant knowledge. Better access to agricultural knowledge can improve their food security.
Small-scale farmers in developing countries often loose between 10 and 30 percent of their grain due to post-harvest pests. Proper post-harvest management can help to avoid these unnecessary losses.