In Communities where Help Meet Shine works, agriculture is the primary means of food security for 57 percent of the population.
People in these areas face incredible obstacles: soaring prices for food, seeds and other supplies, outdated technology, unfavorable or limited access to markets and financial services, and poor soil and water management.
But with targeted investments and technical support, smallholder farmers hold the potential not only to improve their lives but also to contribute to a more productive, resilient and inclusive food and agriculture system.
That’s why we help them increase productivity, secure access to land and weather environmental shocks and stresses. We also focus on improving agriculture-related products and services by working with traders, input suppliers, processors and government bodies. And our holistic approach extends further — to motivate and empower youth to transform tomorrow’s agriculture.
Every year, we connect nearly 10 thousand farmers to the resources they need to increase production, feed families and boost incomes.
For farmers and other small business owners, selling the goods they produce presents many challenges. Some don’t have transportation.
Weak governance is one of the biggest roadblocks to effective, lasting development. It compounds every other issue we’re working to address, like climate change, poverty, lack of education, food security and healthcare.
The most vulnerable people in the world are also the most reliant on natural resources for their livelihoods.
Our team are proud of what we achieve in the field and we are always looking for talented individuals who share our passion and commitment
We contribute rigorously-produced reports on what programs and policies are the most effective in addressing the major development challenges of our time.
In every community where we work, we connect people to the resources and opportunities they need to build strong, stable livelihoods that can withstand future challenges.