SDC A+FS Programme Portfolio

From 2012 to 2014 SDC's total expenditures on Agriculture and Food Security (A+FS) have increased to CHF 300 million. This amount includes bilateral projects as well as multilateral contributions (for example to IFAD and the CGIAR) and disbursements to Swiss NGOs. 

In 2014 Sub-Sahara Africa accounted for the largest share with 39% of total investments. The increase from 2013 to 2014 is due to higher expenditures for "Emergency Food Aid", "Agricultural Production", "Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture" and a higher disbursement for the African Development Bank.

In 2014 disbursements for "Emergency Food Aid" increased due to activities in West and East Africa, Syrian Arab Republic, Lebanon and Ukraine, and disbursements for "Agricultural Production" were also higher mainly because of new initiatives to increase productivity of smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa.


Nutrition is back on the development agenda. The SDC's investment in nutrition amounted to around CHF 50 million in 2014. Roughly half of this amount was accounted for by "Emergency Food Aid". Other areas of intervention were "Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture", "Agricultural Production and Natural Resources" and "Primary Health Care".

For more details see:

SDC Agriculture & Food Security Portfolio 2012-2014 PDF, 624 KB
Global Programme Food Security, August 2015

SDC Agriculture & Food Security Portfolio 2009-2011 PDF, 225 KB
Global Programme Food Security, January 2013


Additional information:

SDC Projects Database
SDC projects in the area of agriculture and food security

EIARD Country Profile Switzerland
Carmen Thönnissen, SDC (EIARD National Contact Point), August 2011
Short overview of SDC's engagement in agricultural research for development


If you have questions regarding SDC's A+FS Programme Portfolio please contact the focal point of the A+FS Network:

 More information

SDC A+FS Portfolio 2012-2014
Global Programme Food Security,
August 2015