A small-scale agricultural system with the potential for positive impacts on individual farmers and their communities, micro-farming has been identified as a strategic pillar of the Louis Dreyfus Foundation’s work to combat food insecurity and poverty.

Through its micro-farming programs in vulnerable regions most affected by climate change, across Asia, Africa and Latin America, the Foundation seeks to bring about social, environmental and economic benefits. 

Projects adapt to local conditions and needs, and cover a wide variety of topics, including agro-ecology, agroforestry, provision of equipment or quality inputs, post-harvest loss reduction, irrigation, soil management, and so on. 

Training and involvement of local communities – especially women, who play a key role in both agriculture and knowledge transmission – are key to all our projects, as a way to build self-reliance, empowerment and lasting positive change.