Countries

SD=HS supports projects in eight countries (Zimbabwe, Zambia, Uganda, Guatemala, Peru, Lao PDR, Nepal and China (linking and learning)) targeting 200.000 households of indigenous peoples and smallholder farmers, of whom at least 50 percent are women. Indigenous people and smallholder farmers' needs form the basis for our policy work on national, regional and global level. Find out more about projects in countries.

Find out more about the projects in the countries below.
  • 13 08 2019
    In Uganda, the 12,960 farmers from six districts that SD=HS works in, are part of the 75% of Ugandan citizens who derive their livelihoods from agriculture. They practice agriculture on a small scale, are economically unstable and thus face difficulties in increasing their financial investments in agriculture. Their food systems...
  • 08 08 2019
    SD=HS in China is a linking and learning project. During 2019-2022, the project aims to establish Farmer Field Schools and a Community Seed Bank through participatory work methods in four project communities (Sanniangwan in Guangxi, Sanbaoshan in Inner Mongolia, four villages in Yunnan and Wangjinzhuang in Hebei). The project invites...
  • 08 08 2019
    Indigenous and smallholder farmers in Nepal depend heavily on landraces and local seed systems. Farmers have limited access to quality seed of varieties that are adapted to their local circumstances. Furthermore, small volumes of seed, unstable seed quality, a limited genetic base of local varieties and landraces and difficulty in...
  • 01 04 2019
    Guatemala is known for its high agro-biodiversity. It is the center of origin of crops that are important to food security. SD=HS works with the Mayan population of the area. They are mainly responsible for preserving the agro-biodiversity that forms the genetic basis that is crucial for climate change adaption....
  • 19 01 2017
    ‘Crops are not just the expression of genes, but are also the expression of spirits.’ - A participant in the Farmer Field School in Lares, Peru. Asociación ANDES and Oxfam Novib are running the SD=HS program in Peru. The Andes Mountains are much affected by the changing climate. Communities in...
  • 18 01 2017
    For years, Zimbabwe has been exposed to extreme droughts like El Niño. This year, many areas are experiencing the heavy rains and floods as a consequence of La Nina. The SD=HS program is active in eight districts of Zimbabwe: Tsholotsho, Chiredzi, Goromonzi, Mudzi, Rushinga, Mt. Darwin, Matobo and Uzumba-Maramba-Pfungwe and...
  • 17 01 2017
    In Vietnam, the SD=HS program works on Pillar 1 in North Vietnam (previously in the three-year IFAD-Oxfam Novib Program “Putting lessons into practice: Scaling up people’s biodiversity management for food security” 2012-2015) and in South Vietnam (still on-going). The program does Pillar 3 work in North Vietnam. SD=HS’ primary target...
  • 01 04 2016
    In Lao P.D.R., Oxfam Novib works together with SEARICE and its local partner Agricultural Research Center (ARC) (national coordinator), Department of Agriculture, the Provincial Agriculture and Forestry Office (PAFO) and District Agriculture and Forestry Office (DAFO), and Oxfam in Lao P.D.R.  SD=HS works on Pillar 1, reaching out to indigenous...
  • 01 04 2016
    In Myanmar, Oxfam Novib works together with SEARICE and its local partner the Metta Foundation. Baseline research The SD=HS program conducted a first baseline study in Myanmar and is working on a second study to get insight in the dietary diversity of the target households and coping mechanisms used during...