Photo: Cecilia Monroy
A Rise in Environmental Challenges
It is becoming increasingly difficult to separate the issues of poverty from hunger and hunger from access to and control of land, agriculture, seeds, and water resources.
These issues directly affect whether a family or a community will have secure food supplies and have good health.
Helping communities to manage the land, water, and seeds on which their livelihoods–and very survival–depend
Communities that face these challenges are marginalized both in rural villages and cities. Frequently they have the poorest quality land, the most precarious water sources, polluted air, and have all but lost high-nutrient, local, organic seed varieties. To top it off, as a result of climate change, they increasingly face irregular weather patterns that affect their ability to grow enough food.
In response to environmental challenges, IDEX partners are successfully working to improve food supplies and health and nutrition while at the same time helping communities to manage the land, water, and seeds on which their livelihoods – and very survival – depend, both now and in the future.
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