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Agriculture and Environment

Farming remains the primary economic activity for the vast majority of people in the world’s poorest countries, and farmers face daunting challenges in a globalized economy and an increasingly troubled natural environment: rising costs for fuel, fertilizer, and other inputs, climate change, water shortages, social and political upheaval, and more. All too often, the consequences for the poorest of the poor are chronic hunger and malnutrition. More.

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SMART Skills for farmers

Five skill sets for smallholder farmers

  The Great Lakes Cassava Initiative, managed by CRS and supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was developed to respond to the Cassava Mosaic Disease and the Cassava Brown Streak Disease.
  CRS and the World Bank have released a new free training program on seed systems and seed security in the context of disaster risk management. More.

  Read CRS' joint assessment to learn how farmers are doing in post-earthquake Haiti.

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Agriculture strategy

  Lays out the principles that will guide CRS’ support to poor, rural, agricultural communities over the next five years and sets new goals for our work in urban and peri-urban areas. Learn more.

Agriculture and Market update