Improving prospects for local producers of non-processed foods would also help tackle widespread obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases
Production prospects for Low-Income Food-Deficit countries generally favourable, despite severe food insecurity in some countries.
The European Union (EU), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Government of Zimbabwe have launched a major programme to assist poor smallholder farmers to boost production, productivity and engage in commercial agriculture through integrated farming approaches. The 4-year US$19 million (13.78 Million Euro) programme will be managed by FAO and will focus on smallholder irrigation and livestock production support activities.
For the first time, Somali farmers are turning themselves into suppliers of high-quality food assistance for their fellow Somali people.