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F2F in Vietnam on Rural Advisory ServicesF2F in Vietnam on Rural Advisory Services

Register until 31 December 2014

Under the title “Reaching the millions!” a A+FS Network Learning Event on RAS is taking place in Hanoi, Vietnam from 2 to 7 March 2015. Network Members, RAS experts and representatives of private and public extension service providers are invited to participate. more >>

A+FS Network Newsletter No 10/2014A+FS Network Newsletter 10/2014

Read the contributions of Network Members

The October issue of the Network Newsletter features contributions by Network Members on: fresh fruit and vegetable markets, climate resilient development in E&S Africa, seed security for food security and on small farmer participative innovation. more »


A+FS Network Subgroup Value ChainsSubgroup discussion on value chains

Read the summary

The A+FS Network has recently launched the Subgroup "Value-Chains and Agriculture". Read the summary of the first e-discussion held in October 2014 as well as some recommendations for future discussions. more »


About the Agriculture and Food Security (A+FS) Network

The first Millennium Development Goal strives for halving the proportion of hungry people between 1990 and 2015, but we are risking to miss this target. Today, an inacceptable 870 million starving people are still waiting for a famine free era. Reason enough for the international development community to rethink their approaches and investments. The world cannot avoid paying more attention to agriculture, food security and rural development.

The A+FS Network is the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation’s thematic network for issues related to development cooperation in agriculture, food security and rural development. The A+FS network promotes knowledge exchange and sharing of practical experiences among development practitioners with links to SDC’s activities. more »

Coordination of Networks
The SDC Networks Agriculture & Food Security, Climate Change & Environment, Disaster Risk Reduction, RésEau, Employement & Income and the Swiss NGO DRR Platform are regularly coordinating their activities. Common agenda >>