Income from a TeleFood-funded coop in Madagascar helped Meltine Ravaonalsolo buy ducks and rice seed. [FAO/M. Longari]
Natalie Felix, 18, Dominican Republic
The family of 18-year-old Natalie Felix raises chickens with the help of a TeleFood project in the Dominican Republic. [FAO/G. Bizzarri]
Aynur Çabuk, 13, Turkey
At a boarding school in Turkey, 13-year-old Aynur Çabuk enjoys fresh strawberries from her school's TeleFood garden. [FAO/A. Vitale]
Waël Abdessalam, 17, Egypt
17-year-old Waël Abdessalam breeds rabbits in a battery funded by TeleFood in Egypt. With the profits he has bought three goats. [FAO/A. Vitale]
Manisa Ranarijaona, 11, Madagascar
11-year-old Manisa Ranarijaona and his classmates in Madagascar enjoy peaches and bananas from a TeleFood school garden.
K.V. Leelasekara, 56, Sri Lanka
K.V. Leelasekara in Sri Lanka grows herbs and dries them with a TeleFood solar herb dryer. With the proceeds, he sends his daughters to university. [Geert van Kesteren/Magnum Photos for FAO]
Rashad Sayed, 46, Egypt
In Egypt, Rashad Sayed sells organic vegetables from her TeleFood rooftop garden to pay for one child's schooling. [FAO/A. Vitale]
Dayangani Rajapaksha, 40, Sri Lanka
In Sri Lanka, eggs from a TeleFood-funded chicken coop help pay
for medicines for Dayangani Rajapaksha's handicapped father. [Geert van Kesteren/Magnum Photos for FAO]
Ana Nelida Herasme Ferreras, 48, Dominican Republic
Ana Nelida Herasme Ferreras is part of a women's TeleFood project in the Dominican Republic that makes and markets a spicy vegetable sauce. [FAO/G. Bizzarri]
Building solidarity to end world hunger
Since its inception in 1997, the TeleFood initiative of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has enriched the lives of many people in the developing world and in transition countries.
By finacing grassroot-level micro projects the TeleFood Special Fund helps families and small-scale farmers communities produce more food and generate cash income, for better access to food.
The TeleFood campaign has generated over US$ 29 million in donations and has funded more than 3200 projects in 130 countries around the world 更多.
Madagascar – With TeleFood school garden projects more children are attending classes, eating better and even learning a few farming tricks.
Dominican Republic- A young student describes her daily life in rural Dominican Republic and how FAO's TeleFood programme is helping the community. Although it is a major agricultural area, it is going through difficult times because of the collapse of the sugar industry.