For many years, Solidar Suisse has worked with a range of peasant organisations. The results show that sustainable agriculture that is adapted to the population’s needs makes it possible to improve food security. Solidar Suisse takes strength from this observation and focuses its intervention in several areas.
We support the local authorities in implementing public policy on adaptation to climate change. The authorities play an important role – by creating the right conditions (through regulation, awareness-raising campaigns, protection of water sources, keeping an inventory of indigenous seeds), they offer tools and resources to support the population in its resilience building efforts.
Agro-ecology principles are tested and presented to the population. Solidar Suisse’s project includes cultivating 40 demonstration plots that enable the population to learn good practices. The farmers are encouraged to diversify their produce through the use of indigenous seeds, fruit trees, livestock breeding, greenhouses and silos.