The small farmers of the Bolivian highlands have a subsistence livelihood. Their living conditions are becoming harder due to the growing shortage of water. Local knowledge combined with improved practices are the first step in ...Continue
Community bakeries conserve scarce ground vegetation
The deforestation of hillsides in central Afghanistan is destroying the very basis of local livelihoods. Large quantities of wood are required if every family bakes its own bread. The community bakeries introduced by Helvetas Swiss ...
The Participatory Forest Management Project supports the formation of community forest management groups throughout Bhutan. These groups manage their forests and market forest products to improve their livelihoods.Continue
The Swiss eat 12 kilos of chocolate per year, of which only 60g are Fairtrade. Helvetas is striving to raise this share and advises cocoa farmers in Honduras on how to sell their crop for a fair price.Continue