• Organization TypeIndependent/None
  • HeadquartersNorway

The Development Fund (Utviklingsfondet)

The Development Fund is committed to the fight against hunger and poverty. Their vision is of a sustainable and equitable world. They help small farmers to stand stronger when climate change brings extreme weather and difficult conditions for cultivation. Every year, they reach out to half a million people in Africa, Asia and Central America. Their goal is to combat poverty. When poor families produce enough food they may also acquire enough of a surplus to live a good life. Additional income makes it possible to send children to school and obtain medical assistance in case of sickness. Help to self-help is sustainable and efficient poverty alleviation. Never before has the link between food and environment been clearer. Climate change and over-exploitation of natural resources threatens food production. Conditions are worst in those parts of the world where the poorest live. The Development Fund helps farmers adapt to a changing climate, and teaches them how they can produce enough food without destroying nature. The Development Fund is an independent Norwegian Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), but has a number of partner organizations in various countries. The actual work for poor farmers is done by local organizations with long-standing experience and local knowledge. In this way, our work becomes not only better, but cheaper. The Development Fund constantly participates as a professional support player in the design and implementation of the projects. Agriculture is key to ending poverty and hunger. 
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Company Offices

  • Norway (headquarters)
  • Oslo
  • Mariboes gate 8 0183