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Welcome to AgriFoSe2030!

The AgriFoSe2030 programme targets the UN Sustainable Development Goal 2 - "End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture" in low-income countries. We synthesise and translate existing science into policy and practice, and develop capacity to achieve this.


1. Improving access to safe and nutritious food

This challenge focuses on how households in poor communities can better access safe and nutritious food. It covers aspects of pre- and postharvest food loss, how to prevent food borne diseases and best ways to connect farmers to markets.

Use of groundwater for irrigation in Kandal Province, Cambodia

2. Agricultural productivity and ecosystem functions

The starting point of this challenge is in the dependence on well-functioning ecosystem services as a basis for sustainably increasing agricultural productivity. It looks at the hurdles, potentials and options for smallholders to increase farm productivity with minimal impact on the natural capital.

Beans in bowl

3. Science-based innovation and extension

A science-based extension service is crucial for improving smallholder productivity and profitability in a sustainable way. The focus of this AgriFoSe2030 challenge will be the “linkage problem” in the science – innovation – extension – adoption chain.

Chemist examining a beaker at a crude oil processing lab in Arusha, Tanzania

4. Smallholder agriculture within transforming food systems

Rapid urbanisation and expanding urban food markets provide opportunities for smallholder farmers to engage more with markets. The overall objective of this challenge is to translate science to inform policy and practice for rural-urban dynamics.

Goats Uganda

News and Events

Man walking in a field with sorghum

Sorghum production ignites hope for profitable and climate smart agricultural production in Manzawayo village, South Africa 

“Low quality grain.” This echoes some of the prejudices of most large and formal markets whenever agricultural produce from smallholder farms is mentioned. Resultantly, smallholder farmers are often overlooked as equal players in formal markets, leaving them to sell locally at uncompetitive prices or barter trade which sadly perpetuates the poverty cycle. 

AgriFoSe2030 project contributes to improve income of agroecological products of agroforestry parklands

In order to increase income from agroecological products from the parklands in Burkian Faso, 12 women were trained in shea butter saponification. They subsequently trained 10 women in soap making on behalf of the women's co-operative called Nongtaaba at Nobéré.

This film entitled “Making laundry and dish soap from shea butter” was produced in the local Moore language as a training material for women trainers.


Livestock management contribute to improved health among small-scale goat herds in Laos.

Smallholder goat farmers in Laos have adopted new goat management practices including approaches to fodder and animal health care. This change is supported by the AgrifoSe2030 project through emphasising knowledge sharing, skills-building, and mentorship. While farmers self-organise into groups to share knowledge, they also receive support from extension service providers.

A farmer identifies camel forages with other camel keepers during field visit

AgriFoSe2030 project boosts livestock management and environmental conservation

The AgriFoSe2030 project "TRAMAP" has been a successful collaborative effort between pastoralists, agro-pastoralists, scientists, and local authorities in Samburu County, Kenya, and shown promising results to empower agricultural productivity and develop sustainable rangeland management.

Change stories


AgriFoSe2030 contributes to sustainable intensification of agriculture for increased food production on existing agricultural land. Policy briefs, reports, annual reports and scientific articles from the programme are listed here.

Landscape, Africa

Agriculture for food security 2030 - Translating science into policy and practice

The AgriFoSe2030 programme targets the UN Sustainable Development Goal 2 - "End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture" in low-income countries. We synthesise and translate existing science into policy and practice, and develop capacity to achieve this.

The programme contributes to sustainable intensification of agriculture, increased market access for smallholders and strengthen the role of women and youth.






Published: 10 May 2024 - Page editor: agnes.bondesson@slu.se