people in South Asia rely on agriculture for their livelihoods
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. Climate change disproportionately affects the most vulnerable, as low-income countries face staggering losses in livelihoods and 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.
increase in individual farming incomes due to climate-smart agriculture techniques