Helvetas International News
July 2018
Sustainable agriculture for food and nutrition security 
 
Facing an expected population increase from 7.6 to 9.8 billion by 2050, the world needs powerful solutions to food and nutrition security. Check out some of our ideas below and take a look at our projects in the sustainable and inclusive economies sector.
 
 
Reducing postharvest losses:
4 steps we all need to take 
 
Bellagio
One-third of all food produced in the world is lost or wasted. With 815 million people undernourished or food insecure, rapid resource depletion and a changing climate, postharvest loss reduction needs to be at the center of strategies for sustainable development.
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Sneak preview: innovative strategies to foster sustainable food systems 
 
Mali
Never in human history have so many people been depended on food supplies from rural areas. And never have agriculture and food systems absorbed so much energy to produce and supply food. Take a peek at new strategies that we are planning to employ to address these challenges.
 
How to reduce food and nutrition insecurity in mountainous regions 
 
Peru
Many agricultural interventions show promising ways of enhancing the dietary diversity of rural people in mountainous areas. The international conference on nutrition sensitive agriculture, held in Nepal, provided an opportunity for practitioners, service providers and policy makers around the world to share these experiences. Continue reading
 
What you can learn from our organic and fairtrade cotton experiences 
 
Kirgiztan
More than 22?000 farmers benefited from diversified organic agricultural production systems, enhanced incomes and fund flows, and healthier working environments in Helvetas? organic and fairtrade cotton projects. How did these achieve impact and what are the learnings for a future engagement in the organic cotton sector? Read more
 
 
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How quinoa brings food security and traditional identity back to Bolivians
Bolivia
Health-minded consumers around the world consider this protein-rich grain a superfood. But in Bolivia, the indigenous Aymara people had almost completely given up on growing quinoa by the time we started a food security and climate change project. Learn how ? and why ? we are encouraging the community to bring quinoa back to their diets.
 
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Mark your calendars and meet us 
 
World Water Week
Soraya Kohler, Agnes Montangero and Sophie Nguyen Khoa will participate in the World Water Week: Water, ecosystems and human development.

26-31 August in Stockholm, Sweden.
 

 
Proud to announce 
 
GFCS
We have become member of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS), a UN-wide initiative led by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Helvetas acts as one of the first civil society organizations worldwide in this Partner Advisory Committee. Learn more
 
 
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