Overview of actors


As one of the most experienced development organisations in Switzerland, SWISSAID has been fighting hunger and poverty since 1948

Together with local experts, we work in the Global South to promote climate-friendly and sustainable agriculture. There is a strong focus on women farmers; an important key to a more prosperous world.

Focusing on the following sustainable development goals (SDGs)

No Poverty
Zero Hunger
Good Health and Well-being
Gender Equality
Clean Water and Sanitation
Reduced Inequalities
Climate Action

How we work

We create fair and lasting solutions to fight against the global food crisis. We empower women, especially women in agriculture, to eradicate hunger. We are committed to bringing about an ecological turning point in agriculture, and we support people in developing countries with the production and marketing of their products, all while preserving resources. In doing so, we improve biodiversity and we fight against climate change.

... and why

On eye level:​
Projects arise together with civil society and under consideration of local circumstances​
We work with local partner organizations, in order to use and support local know-how​
We rely on indigenous experts and local knowledge ​

Career opportunities

Seeking candidates mainly in

Agriculture and Forestry
Diversity Management
Media and Communication

Opportunities offered

Internships for students yes
Traineeships/Talent programs for graduates no
Positions/programs for young professionals yes
Staff positions for professionals yes
Senior or management positions yes
Consultancy opportunities no
See current vacancies on cinfoPoste

Type of organisation


Field(s) of activity

Development Cooperation



Region(s) of operation

Eastern Europe and Central Asia
Latin America and the Caribbean
Sub-Saharan Africa

Number of employees

In Switzerland:
Between 20 and 50

Outside Switzerland:
Between 50 and 200

Learn more

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