Millions of impoverished farmers work in difficult conditions without access to markets to buy quality inputs and sell at competitive prices.
BRAC priorities developing the value chains which are important to smallholder farmers. Food security requires boosting production and distribution and ensuring farmers get a good price for their product. We want farmers to be resilient and enjoy long term prosperity. In 2015, BRAC founder, Sir Fazle Hasan Abed won the World Food Prize for his approach to development that has and sustainably addressed the interconnectedness between hunger and poverty.
Taking the LEAD in Tanzania
By developing supply-chain linkages between producers, smallholder farmers, and markets, our Livelihood Enhancement through Agriculture Development (LEAD) programme is helping 105,000 rural farmers, the majority of them women, to increase their incomes and support sustainable agriculture markets. Read more
Sir Abed wins world food prize
In 2015, BRAC founder, Sir Fazle Hasan Abed won the World Food Prize for his approach to development that has and sustainably addressed the interconnectedness between hunger and poverty. Read more
Young farmers in Uganda
In Uganda, 78 per cent of people are under 30 and youth unemployment is high. We want more young people to have farming jobs. We empower young, women farmers, by giving them land with good quality fertilizer and seeds so they can start small farms. To support their success, we train them and offer ongoing peer mentoring.
A sweet solution
We are working with communities in Uganda to grow orange-fleshed sweet potato and other nutrient-rich crops to combat child stunting. The project is designed to help female farmers grow, market, and sell sweet potatos, with the aim of boosting their economic and decision-making power in the process.Read more