Small-scale farmers are struggling to feed the world in the face of climate change.
What if the solution was already in their pocket?
Leveraging the power of mobile phones, Mercy Corps’ innovative AgriFin program is taking small-scale farming from subsistence to sustainable. We catalyze a global network of partners to create digital “one-stop-shops” that farmers can access anytime, anywhere—for everything from better seeds to banking services.
Our approach already has helped more than three million farmers increase their harvests and incomes. Now, as population growth and climate change collide to create new challenges for farmers worldwide, it is time to up our game.
Together with NASA and Digital Green, we will leverage on-the-ground expertise and space-borne satellite technology to help farmers adapt to a changing climate. With support, we can mobilize 25 million small-scale farmers to transform the way they feed the world.
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Mercy Corps AgriFin pivoted over the past year to respond to the twin crises of COVID-19 and the desert locust infestation in East Africa. The program is now supporting six million farmers.