Our work fighting hunger

Enough food is produced globally to feed everyone and yet about 1 in 8 of us (more than the EU and USA populations combined), go hungry every day.  Agriculture is the main source of livelihoods for most communities living in poverty, but smallholder farmers often cannot grow enough food or earn enough to buy sufficient nutritious food for their families. Women produce most of the world’s food, but tend to be more food insecure than men.

Tearfund and our local partner organisations work with small-scale farmers and herders all around the world so that they can grow or afford to buy enough nutritious food all year round, whatever the weather or economic climate.

Tearfund lobbies and campaigns to tackle the injustices that prevent people from having enough food to live a healthy and active life.

Food security

Tearfund partners and our operational staff work with small-scale farmers, herders and fishing communities all around the world so that they can have ...

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Food or no food

As his crops continued to fail, Doung and his family sometimes had no food to eat.

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Poverty and potential

After seeing Almaz's success and the change in her life and her family, people asked about it and as a result she started three new groups. Almaz is now seen as a symbol of success in the community and is also involved in the local government, raising and highlighting community issues to the government officials.

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