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Near East, North Africa, Europe and Central Asia
Biofortified lentils

Biofortified with zinc and iron to fight micronutrient malnutrition, varieties of lentils developed by the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) mature in less than 100 days and fit well in cereal-based cropping systems. Lentils provide a protein-rich legume crop that can improve nutrition and strengthen rural livelihoods.

Near East, North Africa, Europe and Central Asia
Cactus pear

The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) promotes cactus pear as a crop that millions of farmers in semi-arid and dry areas can use to improve their nutrition and incomes. Cactus is a multifunctional crop, mitigating drought and combating desertification. In South Asia as well as Middle-East and North Africa (MENA), the cultivation of cactus pear increases the economic viability of small and medium-sized farms of low-income farmers

West and Central Africa
Supplemental irrigation

Supplemental irrigation provides higher and more stable yields, a lower risk of crop failure and much higher crop water productivity, which together significantly improve farmers' incomes. Supplemental irrigation helps mitigate inconsistent seasonal rainfall, which is intensifying because of climate change. Already, frequent droughts cause substantial crop losses.

Asia and the Pacific
Edible canna and xiangxiang pigs

Circular farming project harnesses challenging geography and reduces poverty in mountainous area

Asia and the Pacific
Town-based factory district

Reducing poverty with better infrastructure in county with scarce arable land

Asia and the Pacific
Targeted aquaculture vocational training

Promoting proficiency and sustainable development to increase incomes and alleviate poverty

Asia and the Pacific
Wuzhishan Green Agriculture Park

Creating employment opportunities and enhancing environmental protection by modernizing agriculture

Asia and the Pacific
Rural e-commerce platform

Gradual poverty alleviation by marketing local specialties and tourism

Asia and the Pacific
West China’s ramen economy

A variety of measures help develop the economics of a popular regional product and reduce poverty

Asia and the Pacific
Economic Empowerment through Agro-Taobao Villages in Rural Areas

Promoting sales of agricultural products through a web platform to transform local ressources and increase employment — Shuyang Case

Asia and the Pacific
National cloud platform for grass-roots agricultural technology extension in China

Enabling grass-roots agricultural extension workers to acquire timely information and knowledge in China

Asia and the Pacific
Rebuilding lives in conflict zones in Jammu and Kashmir, India

Women, work and peace: Training women to overcome conflict and natural disasters

Asia and the Pacific
Financial inclusion empowers fish vending women in India

Addressing an essential need of the fish vending women: credit at a reasonable rate of interest.

Asia and the Pacific
Zero fish waste in Indonesia

Improving food security by reducing post-harvest loss in fishery through better processing

Asia and the Pacific
Community-driven development improves livelihoods in Tonga

Collective planning and action results in more ownership, better skills and higher incomes.

Asia and the Pacific
Settlement and titling of new land in Bangladesh

Char land formed by rivers and tides provides a chance of security and income for landless people.

Asia and the Pacific
The Green Livelihood Campaign: Supporting financial inclusion and renewable energy for salt farmers in India

Helping salt farmers improve their livelihoods through solar pumps

Asia and the Pacific
The Afghanistan Rural Enterprise Development Project (AREDP)

Developing supply chains and community groups for producers and SMEs.

Asia and the Pacific
Linking farmers and fair trade through cellphones

Strong information flow within a supply chain for better outcomes.

Asia and the Pacific
Tool banks in rural India

Empowering women through better access to agricultural tools.

Asia and the Pacific
Access to markets and finance for farmers in Sri Lanka

Technology and training connect farmers with resources for business growth.

Asia and the Pacific
A cellphone-based information hub for pastoralists in Gujarat

India’s trend for mobile tech helped create a powerful knowledge network.

Asia and the Pacific
Fish marketing societies in Coastal India

Supporting fishing communities against exploitative creditors.

Asia and the Pacific
Supporting business growth for Bangladeshi char-area producers

Group-based support project helped new char-area residents build social capital.