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Food and resource rights

Trócaire's Resource Rights programme strives to ensure that those in need have access to, control over and the ability to effectively protect and use critical resources, in particular land and water.

Sospeter Njeru displays a pawpaw from his harvest in Ishiara parish Kenya where Trócaire has funded irrigation

Sospeter Njeru displays a pawpaw from his harvest in Ishiara parish, Kenya, where Trócaire is funding irrigation.

Key Facts


people directly benefited from our resource rights programmes around the world last year


families across Kenya, Honduras and Rwanda reported increased crop yields due to our support


families across Ethiopia, Kenya, Honduras and Zimbabwe secured access to water with our support

How we support people to access essential resources

Every person has a right to food and water, yet too often these basic rights are denied. In a world of plenty, one in nine people do not have enough food to eat, while millions are denied access to land and water. Drought and other extreme weather patterns linked to climate change are ravaging livelihoods across the countries where Trócaire works.

  • Trócaire supports people to obtain legal protection of their land and natural resources to ensure that they have food, water and a secure place to live with independence.
  • We work with families to sustainably grow a wider range of food crops, so that their diet is nutritious and they are not reliant on one crop for their livelihood.
  • When disasters such as floods and drought strike, we help families to recover, while in the long term seeking a just international response to climate change and the devastation it is causing.

Key Facts


families reported increased crop yields last year as a result of our support.


families received loans to help them invest in their farms in Rwanda.


families in Ethiopia, Kenya, Honduras and Zimbabwe have secured access to water via our programmes

Updates on our food and resource rights work