Maria Elvira Azipuela Zimbaña and her son are raising rabbits, which provide manure for the natural fungicide ‘BIOL.’ In ‘El Valle del Tambo’ valley in Papallacta, Ecuador, CARE is training women farmers innovative ways to protect their crops from weather and pests. Food insecurity and sustainable solutions to climate change are a few of the key issues that leaders are addressing this week at the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Brazil.

Photo: 2011 Silvia Vallejo/CARE