Focus areas of the A+FS Network

Urban-rural dynamics

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.

Secure Tenure and Access to Land

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.

Rural advisory services and agricultural education

In recent years, the international ODA system and stakeholders at country level have started to rediscover the crucial role of agricultural knowledge and innovation systems.

Post-harvest management

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.

Other topics

Further topics the SDC Agriculture and Food Security Network has been engaged in.