Aziende agricole di piccole dimensioni e a conduzione familiare

Famiglia di contadini in un campo di cavoli in Honduras
Le piccole aziende agricole generano quasi la metà degli alimenti necessari nel mondo. © DSC/Fritz R. Staehelin

Le aziende piccole e a conduzione familiare forniscono un contributo importante all’approvvigionamento alimentare di una popolazione mondiale in costante crescita, mantengono e creano posti di lavoro nelle aree rurali e possono contrastare la migrazione. Per funzionare, le aziende di piccole dimensioni devono poter accedere a mercati stabili, a un’infrastruttura adeguata e a formazione e servizi finanziari e di informazione. La DSC le aiuta ad adattarsi ai cambiamenti e a intensificare la loro produzione in modo sostenibile.

L’Organizzazione delle Nazioni Unite per l’alimentazione e l’agricoltura (Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO) definisce piccoli agricoltori gli allevatori, i silvicoltori o i pescatori che gestiscono un’area inferiore a 10 ettari. Le piccole aziende agricole ruotano per lo più intorno a una famiglia che si occupa di tutto, dalla produzione al mantenimento dell’impresa. Parte della produzione è inoltre destinata al consumo della famiglia stessa. Rispetto alle grandi aziende agricole, quelle piccole e a conduzione familiare hanno una produttività del lavoro inferiore di circa un terzo. Eppure, o proprio a causa di questo, la Svizzera è convinta che sostenere le piccole aziende a conduzione familiare contribuisca a ridurre la fame e la povertà a livello mondiale.

La DSC sostiene le piccole aziende agricole e quelle a conduzione familiare nei Paesi in via di sviluppo, aiutandole principalmente ad adattarsi ai continui cambiamenti del clima, alla disponibilità di mezzi e metodi di produzione e alla domanda del mercato nonché a migliorare e incrementare la loro produzione.

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Futuro Microbank

15.05.2024 - 31.12.2027

The microfinance institution Futuro Mcb, SA currently provides financial services (loans, savings, insurance) to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) mainly in and around Nampula city. Switzerland will continue to support Futuro with a grant for technical assistance that will help the bank to expand its impact by providing financial services to more low-income entrepreneurs in more regions in Northern Mozambique, thus allowing them to enhance their income and create more jobs.


Scaling Up Youth Employment in Agriculture Initiative

01.05.2024 - 30.04.2028

In Zambia and Zimbabwe, due to a mismatch between the skills they have and those in demand, youth cannot access or create economic opportunities and overlook those available. The project builds skills and matches youth with firms, markets and finance to create more and better (self)-employment in agri-food, renewable energy and emerging sectors, contributing to Swiss priorities on human and economic development and climate change. This is a contribution implemented by SNV.


UNHAS - Accès aux bénéficiaires en Afrique de l’Ouest

01.03.2024 - 31.12.2027

Dans un contexte d’insécurité alimentaire croissante et d’accès humanitaire précaire au Sahel, le service aérien humanitaire des Nations Unies (UNHAS) permet d’accéder aux populations dans le besoin grâce à un transport sûr et rapide de personnes et de biens. La contribution à UNHAS permettra d’atteindre les populations vulnérables dans les régions reculées ou enclavées et d’assurer le suivi des programmes suisses.


Restoring livelihoods and revitalizing rural communities affected by mines and explosive remnants of war

01.03.2024 - 31.12.2027

Humanitarian demining is one of the priorities of Swiss international cooperation program. The Federal Council decided that a total of CHF 100 million will be earmarked for humanitarian demining for 2024-2027. SDC will contribute to the restoration of agricultural livelihood activities in areas severely impacted by the war to reduce the need for external support for rural households, small-scale farmers and local producers in three focal oblasts: Kharkivska, Mykolaivska and Khersonska.


CABI PlantwisePlus

01.01.2024 - 31.12.2027

PlantwisePlus is a global programme that is supporting countries and farmers to predict, prevent and prepare themselves for plant health threats in a changing climate. This will allow farmers to reduce their crop losses and produce more and safer food using agroecological and climate-smart practices that safeguard human health and biodiversity. The programme is implemented by CABI, a leading intergovernmental research and development organization in plant health, with research facilities in Switzerland.


Colombia: MIRE+, Assistance to Victims of Violence

01.10.2023 - 31.03.2025

The humanitarian crisis in Colombia continues despite growing efforts towards peace. Armed groups fighting for territory and valuable natural resources inflict extreme harm on rural and ethnic communities. In line with the Swiss interest to respond to humanitarian crises, SDC remains dedicated to supporting these communities, enhancing their individual and collective resilience. The project integrates humanitarian action with a developmental and peace orientation (nexus).


Accelerating Rwanda's Nutrition Outcomes

01.09.2023 - 31.12.2024

The recent Rwanda Demographic Health Survey showed only a slight decline of stunting from 38% to 33%, not fulfilling the target of achieving 19% by 2024. As a result, a special national-wide programme "Accelerating Rwanda's Nutrition Outcome" is needed to get closer to the set targets. In parallel, the process of developing the new Strategic Plan for Agriculture (PSTA-5) and the new National Transformation Strategy (NST-2) offers us a unique opportunity to influence their development by a world leading organisation.


BF84 - PAPEA, Phase 02

01.09.2023 - 31.08.2027

Au Burkina Faso, la hausse de la consommation alimentaire de la population se heurte ä la faible performance de production des entreprises agricoles. Pour y pallier, la DDC renforce leurs capacitës d’investissement ainsi que leur environnement ëconomique afin d’impulser des dynamiques de dëveloppement des marchës, crëateurs d’emplois et de richesses pour les plus pauvres. La dëmarche rëpond aux exigences d’une croissance durable en s’attaquant aux causes de fragilitë multidimensionnelle.


Bangladesh Microinsurance Market Development Programme

01.07.2023 - 31.12.2027

This programme takes forward Switzerland’s global and in-country experience in working on agricultural microinsurance by addressing critical climate risks, hazards and resulting economic shocks for farming people. The programme will sustainably increase resilience of farmers and related micro and small enterprises through climate change adaptation practices, and stimulate sustainable and inclusive growth across multiple agricultural sub-sectors.


Strengthening Civil Society in Myanmar – Paung Ku

01.07.2023 - 30.06.2027

In Myanmar, civic space has considerably shrunk since the military coup. In the absence of a legitimate government, networks of independent civil society organisations (CSOs) are essential actors for basic service provision and promotion of democratic values and human rights. Showing commitment to localisation, Switzerland will enable local CSOs to further support vulnerable communities and to protect the foundations of a pluralistic and inclusive society.  


Building Resilient Communities for Sustainable Development in rural Afghanistan

01.07.2023 - 30.06.2026

Afghanistan is among the most exposed countries to climate change. Prolonged drought and progressive reduction of water reserves put at risk the survival of traditional livelihoods. By integrating innovative agriculture techniques and improving the management of natural resources, this project aims at promoting the resilience of rural communities. Climate change adaptation is key for the food security, and represents an institutional priority for the Swiss international cooperation.


Supporting returnee and host communities to rebuild livelihoods, generate income, and peacefully improve and manage natural resources for short-term relief and long-term food security (Triple Nexus) in South Sudan

01.07.2023 - 30.09.2025

This project will support returnees and the host communities to rebuild their livelihoods, generate income, and peacefully improve and manage natural resources for short-term relief and long-term food security. This will be achieved through increased food production, sustainable management and governance of natural resources, initiating alternative income opportunities, non-violent conflict resolution and GBV prevention. This intervention aligns with the humanitarian, peace and development nexus and will contribute to durable solutions. 

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