Food and livelihood security
CARE constructs water supply systems, trains farmers in efficient farming methods and provides villagers with alternative sources of income, such as raising animals. We work with rural communities to build irrigation systems, provide training on wetland rice cultivation, help establish tea plantations and commercialise Lao wild tea, provide animal vaccination and treatment, and set up small livestock-rearing businesses. We support the development of road networks in remote areas to improve access to markets and government services. Communities are learning new skills and building capacity through scholarships, training and study tours on livestock-raising, road maintenance, and agricultural production. We also train village veterinary volunteers to provide improved basic veterinary services.