Indian Soil Science Institute
Bangladesh Rice Research Institute
“One human Family, Food For All” campaign of Caritas confederation to end hunger by 2025 and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are working globally towards the aim to eradicate hunger by 2030.
The primary focus of SAFBIN is to contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 2 “Zero hunger”. It also contributed to SDG1 “No poverty”, SDG 5 “Gender equality”, SDG10 “Reduced inequalities”, SDG12 “Responsible consumption and production”, SDG13 “Climate action”, SDG15 “Life on land” and SDG17 “Partnerships for the goals”.
Takes action to increase poor SHFs’ incomes and enhance their resilience.
Action towards eradicating Hunger and improve the food and nutritional security of smallholder farmers in South Asia.
Empowering women (esp. women farmers) is inherent to the programme’s approach.
Reducing inequalities within and among countries by improving the social, economic and political situations of one of the most vulnerable groups in the region “SHF and their families”.
Involvement of the private sector and to link them to SHF, but also consumer behaviour will be tackled to make urban middle-class consumers more aware on the advantages of sustainably produced smallfarm-agri-foods.
Action to strengthen the resilience and adaptive capacities of SHF families to negative effects of climate change and to climate-related hazards. At the same time, the improvement of awareness and people’s capacities around sustainable farming methods are main measures to be taken.
The promotion of sustainable use of ecosystems and the combat against land degradation will be tackled through awareness and capacity building measures.
The most vital component for the success and effectiveness of the programme and was already a core focus of the first SAFBIN programme. Multi-stakeholder partnerships will be one of the main drivers for change within SAFBIN programme.
Caritas organisations are members of Caritas Internationalis in Rome which is global confederation of 165 organisations working in humanitarian development and humanitarian emergencies.
We are a group of eight national Caritas Organisations of Austria, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Luxemburg, Italy and Switzerland who have come together to work with the Smallholder farmers of South Asia. The Caritas organisations in South Asia form an extensive network in their countries. The Caritas structure helps the organisations to have persistent and close contact to the communities. This presence is an important advantage when it comes to understanding their needs and respond effectively.