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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Combatting poverty with the orange-fleshed sweet potato

by Dr Petros Nyakunu. Vitamin A is a very important micro-nutrient which we all need to be healthy. Vitamin A deficiency is common in many parts of Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia because of high rates of malnutrition...

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Processing tomatoes

Tomatoes are grown all over the world. During the harvest, most farmers sell them at very low prices, because they spoil very quickly. Many tomatoes also go to waste because they cannot be sold in time...

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