Area of Practice:
A population, community or household may become economically vulnerable due to a number of reasons, leaving them struggling to climb out of poverty in risk-prone environments.  Weather-related shocks (i.e. droughts or floods) or conflict, lack of access to productive assets or market opportunities, or the impacts of poor health and nutrition can all be negative contributing factors.

We help communities build resilience to adversity, such as weather-related events, conflict, illness or loss of income. For our crops programs, we often help households adapt to seasonal and climactic changes through diversification of crops. For our livestock programs, we strengthen farmers’ access to services that enable them to protect their assets. Across programs, we facilitate better access to financial services and markets, so that participants can protect their livelihoods during a disaster.

Current Areas Of Practice

Areas Of Practice Crops
Areas Of Practice Dairy and Livestock
Areas Of Practice Environment
Areas Of Practice Food Safety and Quality Assurance
Areas Of Practice Gender
Areas Of Practice Inclusive Finance and Enterprise Development
Areas Of Practice Market Access
Areas Of Practice Nutrition
Areas Of Practice Resilience
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Current Programs

Reducing food insecurity of vulnerable communities by addressing malnutrition, agricultural productivity and resilience Learn More