For those living on the fringes, the barriers to good nutrition and meaningful livelihoods are both broad and nuanced. DIG’s adaptive program prioritizes uniquely vulnerable groups who are often left out of other development opportunities.
Communities we prioritize are:
By choosing to work with these uniquely vulnerable groups, DIG is filling a gap unmet by many other providers. Our program moves them above a nutritional and economic threshold they couldn’t reach on their own, giving them better access to additional services and markets after graduating.
While many peer organizations focus on similar missions targeting the poor, women, or small holder farmers, there are few, if any, who continually embrace the complicated challenges of these uniquely vulnerable groups who are often marginalized and broadly dispersed among their communities.
Trust and relationship-building are key to DIG’s success. Directed by local leadership, DIG meets communities where they are. There are no prerequisites or conditions for participation, and program graduates go on to access additional knowledge, services, or opportunities from next level organizations they couldn’t access before.
Working in agriculture in the age of climate change, means DIG must continuously adjust our program to meet needs as they arise.
To effectively address the multi-disciplinary issues, we partner with other local and global organizations. We always strive to elevate the communities’ voices and promote local ownership of the program itself.
Enabling household food security creates a pathway to improved nutrition, financial empowerment and climate resilience, all of which are critical building blocks for a better world for all.
The work DIG is doing is just one piece of a much larger puzzle, but so much of that puzzle is rooted in food.