Food Security & Resilient Agriculture
To reduce hunger, improving agriculture on small farms is critical. We support farmers with drought resistant seeds, and promote the adoption farming methods appropriate to the climate in order to help communities increase crop production. World Vision also supports households and farmers groups to develop horticulture and backyard gardening to increase the diversity of crops available – this reduces risk and also helps improve nutrition. In some cases, improved breed livestock are provided, which can better stand the harsh conditions and provide an alternative source of nutrition and income. We also work with farmers to increase crop productivity through providing access to improved seeds and farming tools and deliver training in more efficient farming practices.
It is also critical that the natural resource base on which small farming depends is protected and developed. We support communities to farm and manage natural resources in a sustainable way, to prevent soil erosion, maintain soil fertility, and use water more efficiently. We also support communities to anticipate, prepare for and respond to disasters and shocks. These initiatives help communities reduce their vulnerability so they can better survive when disaster strikes.