• Rural Economies and Livelihoods

Farming is the single largest source of income and jobs for poor rural families in the world.

As such, Lutheran World Relief works to realize agriculture's potential to sustainably accelerate the growth of rural economies and reduce global poverty.

We help farmers access more money to improve their crops, learn new techniques and tools to increase their yield and attract better buyers who will pay more for their products.

We support young people in becoming the next generation of climate smart farmers or in launching their own agriculture-based enterprises.

We consider the entire rural economic system of each community we serve. We partner with farmers, businesses, civil society and governments to establish inclusive and equitable market practices that feed families, are profitable and improve everyone's quality of life.