Our work is focused on three goals. Food and Nutrition Security and Economic Empowerment are interlinked. These topics form the backbone of our work. The bulk of our work takes place in fragile contexts, that is why we also focus on strengthening the resilience of communities.
Food and Nutrition Security
Food and Nutrition Security of Smallholder Farmers and Their households
We strengthen the capacities of individual households to produce sufficient food, while also earning an income from farming.
Linked to this, we build the capacity of producer organizations and other associations so they can support poor households to improve and diversify their production, and have better access to markets, financial services and other inputs. We also contribute to awareness raising and advocacy at promoting healthy and sustainable food and nutrition practices for all household members.
Economic empowerment of smallholder farmers and small and medium enterprises
We support poor farmers and producer organizations to seize economic opportunities to improve and sustain farmers’ livelihood.
The Market Systems Development approach is used to facilitate access to productive and marketing resources and achieve more value from agricultural production. Capacity development helps to enhance farmers’ technical and business skills, hence improving productivity as well as the quality of agricultural products and enabling farmers to become better positioned within value chains.
Resilient and Disaster-Prepared Communities
We create resilient communities that are adequately prepared for, and can effectively respond to disasters.
We pay particular attention to integrating disaster risk reduction and resilience strategies in our food security, economic empowerment and humanitarian programs, at both community and business levels. Ongoing investments in skills and capacities are essential for empowering communities in the long term.
Climate Resilient Food Systems
Sustainable Development Goals
Our goals are closely aligned to the Sustainable Development Goals 2 and 8:
In addition, they also contribute to the SDGs: