Agriculture

Woman in nepal plants sugarcane

In the countries where Mercy Corps works, agriculture is the primary means of food security for 57 per cent of the population. 

People in these areas face incredible obstacles: soaring prices for food, seeds and other supplies, outdated technology, unfavourable or limited access to markets and financial services, and poor soil and water management. 

But with the right investments and development assistance, smallholder farmers hold the potential not only to improve their lives but also to contribute to a safer, healthier and more secure food and agriculture system for everyone.

  • 30k

    families in DRC we've helped to access seeds
  • 1m

    farmers we connect each year to resources they need
  • 21k

    small farmers in Zimbabwe using our mobile data
  • 15k

    corn farmers in Indonesia connected to financial services

 

That’s why we help them increase productivity and weather environmental shocks and stresses. We also focus on improving agriculture-related products and services by working with traders, input suppliers, processors and government bodies. And our holistic approach extends further — to improving the nutrition of people who consume agricultural products. 

Every year, we connect nearly 1 million farmers to the resources they need to increase production, feed families and boost incomes.

For more technical details on our agriculture programmes, please download the documents below: