What we do

Sustainable Livelihoods and Ecosystems

Empowering poor people to make a living in ways that are economically, ecologically and socially sustainable helps reduce entrenched, self-perpetuating inequalities that hold back the development of entire societies. To this end, we tackle the multiple factors that limit livelihood opportunities by fostering comprehensive solutions which join up soft and social skills, technical and financial assistance, and physical and natural assets.

Sustainable Livelihoods and Ecosystems

related programmes

Empowering small businesses in Madagascar

Empowering small businesses in Madagascar

New
Empowering women through construction

Empowering women through construction

New
Ecological toilets for sustainable health

Ecological toilets for sustainable health

New
Pathways out of extreme poverty

Pathways out of extreme poverty

New
Disability and extreme poverty in Uganda

Disability and extreme poverty in Uganda

New
Taking a revolutionary greenhouse to scale

Taking a revolutionary greenhouse to scale

New
Growing rural prosperity for family farmers

Growing rural prosperity for family farmers

New
Unlocking the potential of Moroccan youth

Unlocking the potential of Moroccan youth

New
Rebuilding coastal fisheries sustainably

Rebuilding coastal fisheries sustainably

New
From artisanal gold mining to sustainable cocoa farming

From artisanal gold mining to sustainable cocoa farming

Ongoing
Smart irrigation for family farmers

Smart irrigation for family farmers

Ongoing
Bigger harvests, healthier families

Bigger harvests, healthier families

Ongoing
Scratch-card payments for better harvests

Scratch-card payments for better harvests

Ongoing
Zero crop losses for zero hunger

Zero crop losses for zero hunger

Ongoing
Educating micro-entrepreneurs, investing in livelihoods

Educating micro-entrepreneurs, investing in livelihoods

Completed
Tackling extreme poverty in Uganda

Tackling extreme poverty in Uganda

Completed
Unlocking rural entrepreneurship in Western Uganda

Unlocking rural entrepreneurship in Western Uganda

Completed
Smart greenhouses for Indian small farmers

Smart greenhouses for Indian small farmers

Completed
Improving the lives of communities dependent on gold mining

Improving the lives of communities dependent on gold mining

Completed
Building farmers’ resilience in Peru

Building farmers’ resilience in Peru

Completed
Improving the lives of indigenous women in the Andean highlands

Improving the lives of indigenous women in the Andean highlands

Completed
Jute: an eco-friendly opportunity for a sustainable future

Jute: an eco-friendly opportunity for a sustainable future

Completed
Building women’s resilience to climate shocks

Building women’s resilience to climate shocks

Completed
Small and smart agriculture in the Myanmar Dry Zone

Small and smart agriculture in the Myanmar Dry Zone

Completed
Turning Typha into durable wealth

Turning Typha into durable wealth

Completed
Linking conservation and development in Madagascar

Linking conservation and development in Madagascar

Completed
Improving extraction practices at gold mining sites

Improving extraction practices at gold mining sites

Completed
Communities at the heart of natural ecosystem restoration

Communities at the heart of natural ecosystem restoration

Completed
Weather forecasts to increase resilience

Weather forecasts to increase resilience

Completed

Current partners

Blue Ventures
BRAC
Buildher
Education for Employment
IECD
Kheyti
myAgro
One Acre Fund
Proximity Designs
Root Capital
SOIL
Terre des Hommes Suisse
Village Enterprise
World Food Programme

Past partners

Ashoka
CARE
GRET
Solidaridad