Caritas – Switzerland (CaCH)

Caritas Switzerland prevents, alleviates and combats poverty in Switzerland and worldwide in around 20 countries.
Together with the network of Regional Caritas Organisations, Caritas Switzerland is actively engaged wherever people in wealthy Switzerland are affected by poverty: families, single parents, the unemployed, and the working poor. Caritas looks after asylum seekers and refugees and organises volunteer placements.
Caritas Switzerland is an independent association with its head office in Lucerne. The aid agency is a member of the international Caritas network. This comprises 165 organisations worldwide.
Learn more about CaCH.

Areas of Cooperation with APFM

  • Weather, water and climate services for the rural poor, based on;
    a. Harvesting low-cost open-source measurement devices for weather, soil and water observations;
    b. Citizen-science approaches for cost-effective collection of weather, soil and water observations;
    c. The integration of these untraditional data sources with state-of-the art hydromet observations to improve forecast and derived weather, water and climate services, such as;
    d. Early Warning for flood and snow avalanches;
    e. Agronomic decision support for small holder farmers;
    f. Water management for irrigation; and
    g. Joint project proposal development under the overall scope of the IFM.