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    Restauration de la production de fruits et de legumes pour les agriculteurs de Swaziland- TCP/SWA/3501 2017
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    Au cours de la dernière décennie, les faibles précipitations et la menace persistante du changement climatique ont généré une insécurité alimentaire affectant 21 pourcent du Swaziland, avec la quasi-totalité de la population ne mangeant pas suffisamment de fruits et de légumes. Les agriculteurs ruraux qui ont une connaissance limitée de la façon de maximiser la productivité de leurs terres et de s’assurer qu’elles répondent à leurs besoins alimentaires et nutritionnels, doivent améliorer d’urgence la diversité des cultures pour assurer la sécurité alimentaire et leurs besoins alimentaires. Parallèlement, la valeur des produits agricoles importés a dépassé cinq fois celle des exportations entre 2005 et 2013. Ces facteurs exigent de promouvoir des pratiques agricoles respectueuses du climat et de renforcer la résilience et d’accroître les revenus que les agriculteurs tirent de l’agriculture.
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    Training farmers and enhancing Food Security in Swaziland - TCP/SWA/3502 2018
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    Agriculture has traditionally been the backbone of Swaziland’s economy but has experienced severe decline. Its contribution to GDP has decreased gradually over the last two decades due to a number of factors, including recurring drought, chronic underinvestment and the impact of HIV and AIDS. Despite this, agriculture-based products account for around 75 percent of the country’s total export revenues. With key extension officers lacking the skills to disseminate nutrition and gender-sensitive agricultural technologies and practices, the project sought to strengthen national capacities through the establishment of Farmer Field Schools, with farmer representatives trained as facilitators in order to support on-the-ground activities using this approach.
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    Technical Assistance for Enhanced Maize and Vegetable Production in Support of Smallholder Farmers - TCP/SWA/3707 2022
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    In Eswatini, food and nutrition security is increasingly threatened by climate change and persistent pre and post harvest crop losses Climate variability exposes smallholder farmers and poor, rural populations to droughts and inconsistent rain patterns This further puts food production, including of horticultural crops that are important off season sources of food and income for many farmers in the country, at risk Several institutional efforts have been made to address the situation, including the prioritization of improved maize productivity and the strengthening of horticulture production and marketing There is a further need to invest in technologies that can help adapt to the effects of climate change, such as tunnels for vegetable production These technologies can reduce pests, diseases and crop losses and improve productivity and youth participation in agriculture, leading to income generation for smallholder farmers and enhanced food and nutrition security.
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    Restauration de la production de fruits et de legumes pour les agriculteurs de Swaziland- TCP/SWA/3501 2017
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    Au cours de la dernière décennie, les faibles précipitations et la menace persistante du changement climatique ont généré une insécurité alimentaire affectant 21 pourcent du Swaziland, avec la quasi-totalité de la population ne mangeant pas suffisamment de fruits et de légumes. Les agriculteurs ruraux qui ont une connaissance limitée de la façon de maximiser la productivité de leurs terres et de s’assurer qu’elles répondent à leurs besoins alimentaires et nutritionnels, doivent améliorer d’urgence la diversité des cultures pour assurer la sécurité alimentaire et leurs besoins alimentaires. Parallèlement, la valeur des produits agricoles importés a dépassé cinq fois celle des exportations entre 2005 et 2013. Ces facteurs exigent de promouvoir des pratiques agricoles respectueuses du climat et de renforcer la résilience et d’accroître les revenus que les agriculteurs tirent de l’agriculture.
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    Training farmers and enhancing Food Security in Swaziland - TCP/SWA/3502 2018
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    Agriculture has traditionally been the backbone of Swaziland’s economy but has experienced severe decline. Its contribution to GDP has decreased gradually over the last two decades due to a number of factors, including recurring drought, chronic underinvestment and the impact of HIV and AIDS. Despite this, agriculture-based products account for around 75 percent of the country’s total export revenues. With key extension officers lacking the skills to disseminate nutrition and gender-sensitive agricultural technologies and practices, the project sought to strengthen national capacities through the establishment of Farmer Field Schools, with farmer representatives trained as facilitators in order to support on-the-ground activities using this approach.
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    Technical Assistance for Enhanced Maize and Vegetable Production in Support of Smallholder Farmers - TCP/SWA/3707 2022
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    In Eswatini, food and nutrition security is increasingly threatened by climate change and persistent pre and post harvest crop losses Climate variability exposes smallholder farmers and poor, rural populations to droughts and inconsistent rain patterns This further puts food production, including of horticultural crops that are important off season sources of food and income for many farmers in the country, at risk Several institutional efforts have been made to address the situation, including the prioritization of improved maize productivity and the strengthening of horticulture production and marketing There is a further need to invest in technologies that can help adapt to the effects of climate change, such as tunnels for vegetable production These technologies can reduce pests, diseases and crop losses and improve productivity and youth participation in agriculture, leading to income generation for smallholder farmers and enhanced food and nutrition security.

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