Agriculture and food security

The focus of the SDC Myanmar Agriculture and Food Security program is on people suffering from food insecurity and malnutrition, especially in areas to which refugees and displaced people will return. The support to small-scale farmers for earning higher incomes will be further developed, providing skills and capacities to increase and diversify production, securing access to land, forests and services, and gaining better access to markets.

Farmer working in a maize field in Nicaragua
Farmer working in a maize field in Nicaragua ©SDC

In many developing countries, agriculture plays a highly important role in terms of food security and is often a significant contributor to the national economy. By supporting farmers in the areas of production, marketing and the sustainable use of resources, the SDC is making a substantial contribution to poverty reduction.

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