Smallholder Agriculture and Market Participation.
Smallholder Agriculture and Market Participation. Published by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. A catalogue record for this book has been requested from the Library of Congress. Small-scale agriculture is the main source of food in the developing world, producing up to 80 percent of the food consumed in many developing countries, notably in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.
The aims of the conference were to analyze the impact of HIV/AIDS on smallholder agriculture; identify the necessary technologies, policy, and institutional responses; and propose frameworks for future activities.
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The Comprehensive African Agricultural Development Pro-gramme (CAADP) seeks to drive our continental agricultural rev-olution, by increasing investment in agriculture, fostering entre-preneurship and investment in agribusinesses and agrifood value. chains, improving national and regional agricultural markets, fos-tering Africa’s collective food security and improving the manage-ment of natural resources.
Smallholder agriculture continues to play a key role in African agriculture. This paper investigates trends, challenges and opportunities of this sub-sector in East Africa through case studies of Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda and Tanzania. Instead, growth was driven by services, in. particular trade.
PDF Small holder farmers are risk averse. they often do not afford to invest in new technologies. But the tropical environmental exerts allot of pressure on the farming systems in Africa.
African smallholder farmers will ultimately determine the continent's digital farming story. There have been positive strides in ensuring smallholders become involved in digital agriculture. Only through collaborations with them, and among sectors, will the digital transformation become a success in Africa. Challenges of smallholder farming. Ethiopia's "80-28" hotline - a farmer advisory service - has about 4 million users, the highest on the continent.
The roles of smallholder agriculture in achieving food security and sustainable . In Africa, 80 percent of the holdings are below 2 ha. In developing countries, the total number of smallholdings tends to reach 500 million units
The roles of smallholder agriculture in achieving food security and sustainable development.
Experts tell us that the population in Africa is expected to double by 2050, and African nations will have to double their . To support broad-based poverty reduction and food security in Africa, smallholder agriculture must be a central investment focus.
Experts tell us that the population in Africa is expected to double by 2050, and African nations will have to double their food production just to keep pace with population growth. For the last 20 years, however, food production in Africa has lagged behind population growth, and the source of the problem has been low productivity on Africa’s farms. For this effort to succeed, gender must be a priority. In Africa, 80 percent of the small farmers are women.
Read instantly in your browser. Michael Phillips is Director of the Sustainable Aquaculture Program at WorldFish, Penang, Malaysia.