Countries

SD=HS works directly in 5 countries (Lao P.D.R., Vietnam, Myanmar, Peru, Zimbabwe) targeting 150.000 households of indigenous peoples and smallholder farmers, at least 50 percent are women. The Program works with about 60 allied organizations (CSOs, farmers organizations, government, universities, research organizations, UN bodies, private sector) aiming for the local to global integration of our work for social change for the Right to Food and Farmers’ Rights.

Find out more about the projects in the countries below.
  • 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...