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In 2018, the FAO estimates roughly 2 billion people derive their livelihood from agriculture (26.2% of the world’s population).

42.2

people in South Asia rely on Agriculture for their livelihoods

57.4

people in Africa rely on Agriculture for their livelihoods

The ILO estimates 57.4% of people in sub-Saharan Africa and 42.2% of people in Southeast Asia are employed in the agricultural sector

Climate change is still a threat

Although there has been a slight drop in CO2 emissions due to reduced travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change is still a real threat. It also disproportionately affects the most vulnerable of the population and low-income countries also face staggering losses in GDP due to weather-related disasters.

IIRR focuses on environment through two programs

Climate Change and Adaptation

IIRR promotes and implements climate-smart villages around the world. This program is designed to encourage the implementation of sustainable management of landscapes and waterscapes.

Disaster Risk Reduction

Our projects promote sustainable and regenerative agricultural practices with an emphasis on agroforestry tehcniques. The projects encourage sustainable production of the food-value chain.

Highlights of our work

IIRR has worked extensively in Asia and Africa to implement climate-forward initiatives that empower the local communities. In 2019 alone, IIRR saw a 375% increase in individual farming incomes due to the adoption of climate-smart agriculture techniques.

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increase in individual farming incomes due to climate-smart agriculture techniques

We have highlighted two of our projects in depth below:

Climate Change and Adaptation

Climate-Smart Villages in Htee Pu, Nyuan-U, Myanmar

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Disaster Risk Reduction

IIRR and Give3Asia's NGO Disaster Preparedness Project

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