Programme objective: Improve the agricultural production of communities for food and nutrition security, increase income and build climate change resilience.
Islamic Relief has geared its efforts towards irrigated farming and innovation in arid and semi-arid areas for improved food security, environmental conservation, and income generation that builds resilience, reduces vulnerability, and economically strengthens vulnerable communities.
Since 2006, we have initiated alternative food production activities among pastoralists to complement pastoralism, which is usually adversely aﬀected by the eﬀects of climate change like drought. We are supporting communities to produce high-value crops through irrigated agricultural farming while adopting climate-smart agriculture using agro-solar irrigation technology that uses less water and energy. Farmers are also benefiting from training on good agronomic practices, climate-adapted seeds for crop production, and equipment.
Our livelihoods interventions take a community empowerment approach, focusing on either strengthening existing or forming new community-based structures such as group savings and loan associations that serve as a foundation for livelihood support.