Planting season can’t be put on holdTHE IMPACT OF COVID19 ON FOOD SECURITY
While the world focuses on preventing the spread of COVID-19, we must remember that there are other disasters on the horizon. Because government lockdowns around the globe have interrupted our ability to support the current planting season, we anticipate a sparse harvest in the coming months. And that’s real bad news.
Every $1 you give becomes at least $10 in increased incomes for those working to improve their standard of living. We call this multiplier effect “the power of 10.” It empowers you to activate prosperity where it’s missing in the poorest places around the world.
Even remote farmers are threatened by COVID-19.
Our usual support during the growing season has been hampered, or completely suspended in order to prevent the spread of the disease, and that’s why we’re trying new methods to help rural farmers.
Our Awards and Recognitions
While the bottom line for iDE is improving the lives of the farmers and poor families we work with, we appreciate it when our efforts are singled out by those who evaluate effectiveness and impact. Our timeline highlights some of the awards that iDE, either globally or for a particular program, has won in recent years.
WHAT'S HAPPENING AT IDE
From 2018-2020 iDE Nepal in partnership with Muktinath Bank piloted a new model of finance to reach rural farmers, especially women.February 12, 2020
iDE Canada received the Canadian Council for International Cooperation’s first-ever organizational Innovation and Impact Award.February 7, 2020
Matthew Baldwin, MIT '21, worked with iDE in Nepal to construct a durable greenhouse for high altitude farming.December 13, 2019
Support from donors and foundations funds our efforts to directly address the parts of peoples’ lives that matter—we’re looking for what works, and you can help.
We have boots on the ground in eleven countries on three continents, and our teams live in the provinces, districts, and villages where we work.
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