One third of all chronically undernourished people worldwide live in South Asia - a region that is affected hard by climate change. Unpredictable rainy seasons, heat waves and other weather extremes are increasingly affecting the already difficult living conditions of small farmers.
SAFBIN (Strengthening Adaptive Farming and BIodiversity Network) is a transnational regional programme in South Asia. It supports 4.300 households and more than 21.000 people in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan in almost 100 villages to secure their livelihoods despite climate change. The programme runs from 2018 to 2022.
In South Asia about 70 percent of the people live from subsistence farming, they are self-sufficient to secure their own livelihood, most of them are small farmers. They are most affected by food insecurity worldwide, especially as a result of the increasingly effects of climate change. Caritas Austria has been supporting local Caritas organizations since 2011 in providing effective solutions for combating climate change and improving food security. In line with development goals of the United Nations (SDG's) and Caritas' vision "A world without hunger by 2030", SAFBIN will support more than 21.000 small farmers in coming years who are affected by the effects of climate change.