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 ChainsNew Subgroup "Value-Chains and Agriculture"

Participate in online discussion

The A+FS Network has launched the Subgroup "Value-Chains and Agriculture", a subject that has been given high priority by Network Members. Everybody is invited to contribute. more »


Blog of the A+FS Network Face-to-face 2014Blog face-to-face meeting 2-6 June 2014

Comment the outcomes, view the pictures

The face-to-face meeting of the SDC Agriculture and Food Security Network took place in Thun, Switzerland from 2 to 6 June 2014. This blog provides daily coverage, the presentations, pictures, videos and 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 >>