Food Systems

A food systems approach responds to the global challenge of feeding the growing urban population with sustainably produced safe food products while taking into account limitations on farm level with respect to natural resources and climate change. The transition to sustainable food systems represents an economic opportunity for everyone along the supply chain and provides healthier more sustainable outcomes for all. Read the latest news and stories below.
Redefining cocoa farming, improving livelihoods through crop diversification in Ghana Read featured story

Latest News

New Garden Campaign to Feed Ghana Cities

New Garden Campaign to Feed Ghana Cities

Leveraging agriculture to create sustainable employment

Leveraging agriculture to create sustainable employment

In a new video series Kenyan farmers highlight the challenges they face

In a new video series Kenyan farmers highlight the challenges they face

Improving food security, chasing out hunger in Sierra Leone

Improving food security, chasing out hunger in Sierra Leone

Bringing climate-smart farming to India’s Odisha state

Bringing climate-smart farming to India’s Odisha state

Putting youth employment and entrepreneurship at the centre of agri-sector development

Putting youth employment and entrepreneurship at the centre of agri-sector development

PlusPlus strengthening business relations in Central America

PlusPlus strengthening business relations in Central America

Multiple benefits of food systems transformation

Multiple benefits of food systems transformation

Is the future of healthy soils pegged on soil carbon offsets?

Is the future of healthy soils pegged on soil carbon offsets?

Featured Producer Stories

Redefining cocoa farming, improving livelihoods through crop diversification in Ghana

Crop diversification through Solidaridad’s Cocoa Life programme is helping Ghanaian cocoa farmers, like Kwaku Atta, improve incomes and local livelihoods. His community has embraced crops, like the humble sweet potato, sparking a growing interest in the practical benefits of innovative agricultural solutions that meet real-world needs. The programme has also created new opportunities for women while providing new resources for childhood education.

Katete Soybean farmer proves that agriculture is more than just cows & ploughs

Smallholder farmers producing soybeans in Southern Africa were experiencing low productivity, lack of access to improved seeds and inoculants. As a result of solidaridad interventions which consist of access to certified seeds, inoculants and soil tests, the average productivity of soybeans in Zambia has been consistently increasing from 500kg per hectare in 2018 to 1120kg per hectare in 2021. The annual growth rate of this cash crop highlights the high potential for smallholder farmers to benefit from soybean production to support sustainable livelihoods.

A bright future for Kenyan coffee

Gibson Kinyua and Faith Wambui are a husband and wife team with more than 20 years of experience farming coffee in Nyeri, Kenya. Joining Solidaridad’s ‘Food Security through Improved Resilience of Smallholder Coffee Farmers in Ethiopia and Kenya’ (FOSEK) has transformed their farming operation.

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