Our programs in agriculture, climate change adaptation and emergency response improve crop production and promote sustainable land use, so families are able to feed themselves year-round.
We help farming families in Niger increase the quality and yield of their crops and livestock, access sources of credit, and sell their produce in bigger and more profitable markets. We help families become better equipped to cope with severe drought through soil and water conservation, including introducing higher-yield and drought-tolerant grains, pulses, and horticultural products.
We also make the most of smartphone technology so that farmers are equipped with the most up-to-date information about weather forecasts, market data, composting and crop disease identification and treatment, and more.
And in times of extreme crisis, Lutheran World Relief responds to the immediate needs of communities through the distribution of seeds and agricultural supplies to reestablish agricultural production and offset critical food shortages.