The BIG Smallholder Opportunity
October 30, 2012 Editor 0
Over the past few years, agriculture has returned to the center stage of the development agenda – particularly as price fluctuations and demographic growth aggravate the challenge of food security. A staggering 870 million people, 12 percent of the world’s population, are chronically undernourished today. It’s clear that smallholders are important partners for improving food security when considering that, with 500 million farms worldwide, they cultivate most of the land in developing countries. To achieve food security, effective mechanisms to equip smallholders with the right inputs and tools – as Yasmina Zaidman noted in her recent article commemorating World Food Day – as well as integrating smallholders into local, regional and global value chains bear great opportunities.
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