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Farmers are some of the most food-insecure members of society in developing countries. Farm yields depend on the availability and affordability of quality seeds and fertilizers, and climate change has made weather patterns unpredictable. Those in rural areas often lack access to markets where they can earn a fair price for their produce.

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Building Resilience to Climate Change in Nicaragua

Alex Mateare Carazo

Rise Against Hunger has teamed up with U.S.-based non-profit organization Growing Hope Globally (Growing Hope) to ensure that farmers facing hunger around the globe can produce enough food to feed their families year-round. In Nicaragua, where the most pressing challenges include climate change and limited access to water, farmers are learning sustainable agriculture methods at farmer field schools that reverse environmental degradation and maximize scarce water resources. Families are restoring soil through crop rotation and mitigating the risk of crop failure by planting a larger variety of crops, including drought-resistant varieties. Beyond the farm gate, Growing Hope’s in-country partners World Renew and Fundación San Lucas de Nicaragua are also training community leaders how to advocate within their municipalities for water access and climate adaptation plans.

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821 million

people across the world don’t receive enough nutrition to lead an active, healthy life.

398,000 volunteers

around the globe put their hands on hunger in 2017.

1.4 million

lives impacted by Rise Against Hunger meals and other aid in 2017.

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