Agriculture is at the heart of addressing poverty. 80% of the world’s extreme poor live in rural sub Saharan Africa and India. Our agricultural programme supports the growth of rural businesses across the agricultural sector
Malnutrition from hunger causes a wide range of health problems and millions of deaths each year. An astonishing one in four Africans - about 260 million people - suffer from hunger. Surprisingly, many of them are farmers operating at just 40 percent of their capacity. As population increases drive a growing demand for food, African farmers must increase the quality of their crops and size of their harvests. Opportunity International facilitates access to the critical financial tools and training farmers need to sustainably reduce hunger and food insecurity.
Our agricultural programme supports the growth of rural businesses across the agricultural sector. Access to loans and savings, alongside training in good agricultural practices enable farmers to improve their farms, increase their yields and income and provide a more secure future for their family.
By 2025 we plan to deliver tailored support to 135,000 smallholders in sub Saharan Africa, improving yields by an average of 25% and impacting over 650,000 people. Will you join us?