Mercy Corps adopts a holistic approach to agriculture to ensure agro-systems are economically productive, nutritionally diverse and efficient, both today and in the future. With the goal of improving the lives and livelihoods of those in agricultural value chains, including smallholder farmers and pastoralists, Mercy Corps’ agricultural interventions are designed to favorably impact populations on three fronts:
- better functioning, pro-poor markets;
- improved productivity; and
- diversified and nutrient-rich diet.
This 2-page overview explains the sector, why it is important to international relief and development work, and explains how Mercy Corps structures and implements our global agricultural development programs.