Smallholder farmers provide a third of the world’s food, often to the poorest and most vulnerable communities. The challenges of COVID-19, climate change, and economic strife have hit them hard, pushing millions of people to the brink of starvation.
We can’t forget these communities while we are planning our global recovery. The number of people going hungry has doubled over the past two years alone. Extreme changes to our climate are putting pressure on ecosystems that farmers depend on, presenting a fundamental threat to food production.
In February, President Biden pledged the US’s support to farmers in need, supported by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), but for his pledge to become a reality we need congress to urgently pass the funding.
Send a message to Senators Coons, Graham, Shelby and Leahy urging them to include $60M for farmers to feed the most vulnerable in the next budget.