The United Nations declared 2014 as the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) to recognise the importance of family farming in reducing poverty and improving global food security.
In many post-conflict countries, an atmosphere of distrust and suspicion may make collaboration among smallholder farmers challenging. In Liberia, P4P has assisted smallholders to overcome this challenge. By helping farmers to re-build relationships and grow their businesses, the pilot has been driving a shift of mind-set among farmers and their[...]
In Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia, P4P is collaborating with HarvestPlus and national governments to increase the availability of micronutrient-rich staple foods. In these countries, P4P-supported smallholders have begun to cultivate Iron Beans, Vitamin A Maize and Vitamin A Sweet Potato, benefitting from improved nutrition and increased incomes from selling their[...]
Drawing from the expertise of Brazil’s widely acclaimed national local procurement programme, five African countries are piloting their own indigenous models. This small-scale pilot project known as PAA Africa, is implemented by FAO, WFP, local governments, and the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Since its inception in 2012, PAA Africa[...]
In Sierra Leone, government partners, FAO and IFAD have established Agricultural Business Centres (ABCs), providing smallholder farmers with access to training, equipment and storage. Since 2010, P4P has linked the ABCs to WFP’s demand for quality crops, providing smallholders with an incentive to invest in production and taking advantage of[...]
L’essor de la banane améliore la sécurité alimentaire et les revenus des petits exploitants agricoles au Zimbabwe
Améliorer la sécurité alimentaire, nutritionnelle et les revenus des petits exploitants au Zimbabwe en soutenant les systèmes d’irrigation.
O Presidente do Governo diz que o Executivo está determinado em aproveitar as verbas comunitárias para aumentar a competitividade da agricultura.
The City of Montreal is not going to be feeding the world with its initial foray into urban agriculture, but the seeds have now been planted.
One way that family farmers improve their resilience to both climatic and economic shocks is to diversify what is produced. More and different crops and livestock, particularly local varieties and breeds are being promoted.
Productores familiares de todo Cuyo se dieron cita en un encuentro preparado por organizaciones sociales, por el Estado provincial y por la Nación. El Gobierno de Mendoza celebró "2014 Año Internacional de la Agricultura Familiar" junto a organizaciones de productores de toda la región en un encuentro que se realizó en[...]