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According to FAO, 2.4 billion people (29.6% of the global population) faced moderate to severe food insecurity in 2022.


billion people in the world are unable to afford a healthy diet.


of the world’s hungry population are women and girls.


million people will be chronically undernourished in 2030.

In 2023, the FAO estimated more than 3.8 billion people are reliant on food systems for their livelihoods.

IIRR is tackling the challenges in our food systems through two programs

Food security and nutrition

These programs focus on addressing malnutrition through nutrition sensitive programs with an emphasis on dietary diversity.


Our agriculture program promotes sustainable and regenerative agricultural practices with an emphasis on agroforestry techniques. This program encourages sustainable production of the food-value chain.

Highlights of our work

Our food systems program has been implemented in countries across the world. In 2019 alone, IIRR fed 128,293 children in the Philippines and trained 898 farmers in sustainable agriculture practices in Cambodia.


children fed


farmers trained

We highlight some detailed examples of our work below:

Food security and nutrition

Integrated school nutrition programs in the Philippines

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Bio-Intensive gardening in Zimbabwe

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