Sub Sectors: Agriculture and Livestock
While the livelihoods of rural households and communities continue to diversify, agricultural and livestock production remains fundamental to the employment and income of billions across the world, including some of the world’s poorest and most disadvantaged people.
The World Development Report 2008 notes that 3 out of 4 of the worlds’ poor live in rural areas and that 86% of these depend on agriculture and livestock for their livelihoods. Long-term investment in sustainable agricultural practices, technologies, institutions and human capital continue to represent an international development priority.
WYGI works with a wide range of agricultural and livestock producer communities. These include individual farmers and farmer groups, as well as public, private and non-government service providers. They benefit from our inclusive and participatory approach to:
- Identifying producer needs
- Assessing natural resource capacity and constraints
- Developing interventions
- Strengthening long-term income earning opportunities for farming households.
All WYGI’s activities in land and livestock management are underpinned by research and dissemination of international good practice and key to our work is the building of the capacity of our stakeholders to access and apply this new knowledge. Above all, we recognise the inter-dependency between farming communities and their natural resource base, and that to sustain both requires sound resource management.
To find out more about how we can help, please contact our Agriculture and Rural Development Consultants team.