Climate change and hunger
Across the world, we support hundreds of thousands of people who rely on farming for income and food, with innovative farming methods and tools like table gardening, salt-resistant seeds and climate-resilient livestock, to help them adapt to changing weather.
Read more about how we’re developing climate-resilient sustainable agriculture in Pakistan and Senegal.
Climate-resilient sustainable agriculture in Pakistan
40-year-old Razia lives in a village in Pakistan that is badly affected by drought. After taking part in an ActionAid project that trains women how to grow drought-resilient crops, Razia and her neighbours now water their kitchen garden with drip irrigation, which saves water and fertiliser by dripping rain water slowly onto the roots of crops through a network of valves, pipes and tubing.
“More than 17 families in my village are using this innovative practice of watering their kitchen gardens. It’s made a huge difference. Now, my family can eat their own home-grown fresh vegetables, despite the weather.”
Helping communities adapt to climate change
ActionAid helps communities adapt to the harsh impacts of climate change. In Bangladesh, we have provided farmers with salt-tolerant crop seeds and built canals to preserve fresh water. As well as training women and children on how to respond to cyclone warnings, we have built villages above the flood level and are working closely with the Bangladeshi government to roll out a plan to raise more villages to protect lives and livelihoods in the future.
This is life-changing for women like Nazma.
Preparing for climate-driven disasters
In climate-driven disasters, like floods or droughts, girls are likely to drop out of school. When parents struggle to feed their children, many feel they have no choice but to give their daughters away in marriage.
We’re training women like Sabita to prepare her community for climate-driven disasters before they strike.