For over 61 years, IIRR has been a leader in international development focusing specifically on rural communities
Why rural people
Over 500 million marginalized people live in rural areas. They are the smallholder famers, fishermen, pastoralists, Indigenous peoples and forest dependent communities. Every day they rely on minimal resources to survive.Rural programs
Over 17 million lives across 5 continents have been improved through IIRR’s rural development programs
Climate Smart Village Model
The CSV initiative supports a number of IIRR’s priorities and working themes. Our integrated 5-pronged approach empowers smallholder farmers to improve their livelihoods.Learn more
Though often disadvantaged, rural communities have the right to self-determination and dignity. Our human-centered design approach places them at the forefront of solving their own challenges.
Global perspectives on rural economies, education, environment, food systems, and health