Food and Agriculture

Relief International’s food and agriculture programming embraces environmental awareness by incorporating climate change, natural resource management, and conservation principles into projects that improve global food security. By increasing communities' knowledge of sound agricultural methods suitable to the regional landscape, cultural needs, and environment concerns, Relief International empowers farmers how to diversify viable crops, make the best use of the local growing season, and preserve local natural resources. The result is communities that can produce nutritious food for themselves in a sustainable way.

Afghanistan: Livestock for Life
The Biosecurity Engagement Program, funded by the U.S. Department of State, raises awareness to decrease disease and improve outbreak response. Learn More...

Afghanistan: Linking Relief to Development: Assisting Vulnerable Returnees in the Nimroz Province
RI’s program, funded by the EU, links relief to development in order to improve food security in three districts of the Nimroz province. Learn More...

Yemen: Fighting Zoonotic Diseases among Vulnerable Communities
To strengthen vulnerable communities, Relief International is raising awareness about zoonosis—diseases or infections that can be transmitted from animals to humans or vise-versa—among livestock herders, health practitioners, and policy makers, thereby decreasing incidence of disease that can threaten livelihoods. Learn More...

Somalia: Livestock for Life-Addressing Animal Husbandry and Disease Transfer between Livestock and Humans
This program addresses the neglected animal husbandry sector by improving veterinary services and builds awareness in the public domain about the dangers of zoonotic diseases. Learn More...

Biodiversity Conservation through Management of Natural Resources
This project aims to promote effective management of natural resources and delivery of environmental services, enforce environmental laws, and broaden opportunities for sustainable enterprise development. Through these activities, Philippine communities can avoid the adverse effects of poor natural resource management, including natural disasters, the loss of biodiversity, and environmental degradation. Learn More...

Sudan: Village Empowerment for Sustainable Peace in Darfur
To address this loss of household assets, livelihoods, and food security resulting from the years of conflict, RI's interventions in Agriculture and Food Security seek to increase the economic self-sufficiency and resilience of conflict-affected communities. Learn More...

Pakistan: Establishment of 5 Fruit Nurseries
The horticulture sector plays an important role in the overall employment and income generation of farming communities in Pakistan. Horticulture is labor intensive and generates relatively higher income than other crops, thus has the potential to enter into the larger market economy. In this sector, fruit plant nurseries are essential in the production of quality fruits, however, there is a shortage of quality plant materials currently available to nursery growers and they have also lack of infrastructure facilities, forcing nursery farmers' dependency on local materials that are substandard and susceptible to various diseases. Learn More...