Inclusive and sustainable growth is crucial for enabling people to escape the vicious cycle of poverty. Every year, Helvetas supports up to 1,000,000 poor and disadvantaged people to sustainably produce more crops and to better market their products and services.
Why sustainable and inclusive economies matter
The conviction that economic growth inevitably reduces poverty and inequality has been proven wrong. Over the past decade, the world’s leadership acknowledged the need for more proactive approaches to ensure that growth benefits everyone.
After the world has experienced several crises in the recent years, we explore and use innovative approaches to boost sustainable and inclusive growth.
Rupa Chaudhary (24), a riverbed farmer and beneficiary of the project, is planning to send her two small children to a good school
Helvetas empowers the poor and disadvantaged to improve their livelihoods and incomes. We promote and advocate for production and consumption systems that ensure food security and sustainable use of natural resources. We collaborate with the private sector to promote inclusive and sustainable market systems.
In the past five years, over 4,000,000 people have learned more efficient and sustainable production and marketing methods with the help of Helvetas.
Helvetas focuses on sustainable agriculture, food security, value chain facilitation and inclusive finance. Our multilingual Sustainable and Inclusive Economies team provides advisory services both to Helvetas and external clients.