The International Team provides agricultural extension services and conducts applied research projects in developing and newly industrialized countries. The team strives to improve both the living conditions of the local people and the conservation of natural resources. The focus is on establishing sustainable farming methods and approaches, especially with a view to holistic land use and regional development. Tools include on-farm trials, participatory research, market development, knowledge transfer and stakeholder networking. The team also cooperates closely with FiBL Switzerland's International Cooperation Department.