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The rural poor, especially women, produce most of the world’s food. In return, they face high risks, a changing climate and very little reward for their incredibly hard work. The vast majority of poor rural farming communities are unable to compete equally in global markets. They remain stuck in chronic poverty.

We work with all market actors, including farmers, government and the private sector, to create inclusive economic growth and support the development of thriving rural communities.

We work to:

  • Empower individuals, households and communities through training and supporting organised collectives that increase bargaining power
  • Make changes at the value chain level to increase the income farmers can make from their products, including the use of sustainable agricultural production technologies
  • Improve farmers’ access to global markets

Programmes supporting resilient rural livelihoods:

Other areas of our work supporting resilient livelihoods: