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Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition • FSN Forum

Re: Eradicating extreme poverty: what is the role of agriculture?

SUZAN DONALD
SUZAN DONALDSZANNA FARM COTTAGEUnited Republic of Tanzania

Encouraging the extreme poor to engage in production of leafy vegetables,

From my experience extreme poor people who own land and don't know how to deal with it, thus they end selling their property to the people who area likely to go to produce large farm plantations and live them off in their poor condition. Instead educating them about agriculture on the basis of vegetable production will facilitate reduction of poverty and will enhance nutrition and food security.

In my opinion, small to large scale farming, situated near the extreme poor should provide knowledge, training and organizing farm groups to them on how to cultivate crops for their own use and surplus for sale.