100&Change:2021

Transforming Small-Scale Farming in the Face of Climate Change

Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps, NASA, and Digital Green are joining forces to utilize digital innovation and revolutionize the way small-scale farmers feed the world.

Last Updated: January 2022
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100&Change:2021
Subject
Food security
Current Work Location(s):
  • Ethiopia
  • Nigeria
  • Tanzania
  • Zambia
  • Kenya
  • Yangon East District, Yangon Region, Myanmar
  • Nairobi District, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Addis Ababa Zone 1, Ādīs Ābeba Āstedader, Ethiopia
  • Kabupaten Administrasi Kepulauan Seribu, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Central Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
Priority Population(s):
  • Females
  • Low-income people
  • Farmers
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
  • 1. No poverty
  • 2. Zero hunger
  • 13. Climate action

Executive Summary

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.

Organization Details
Lead Organization

Mercy Corps

website: https://www.mercycorps.org/
Organization Headquarters
Snohomish County, Washington, United States
Organization ID
91-1148123
Number of Full-time Employees
> 1,000
Annual Operating Budget
$500.1 Million to 1 Billion
Type
Non-profit

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Accomplishments

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.

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