Research and Extension Systems

It's all about smallholders: Efforts to revitalize Swazi agriculture

The Research and Extension Branch and the FAO Sub-regional office for Southern Africa presented a film on the Swaziland Agricultural Development Program (SADP). The short film, entitled "It's all about smallholders" was followed by presentations and discussions about SADP.

SADP was established in 2009 to revitalize agriculture and contribute to the creation of a vibrant commercial agricultural sector. With a focus on improving smallholder crop and livestock production, research and extension service delivery and smallholder market-oriented agro-business development, the SADP fosters sustainable food security for rural households and contributes to increased equitable economic growth and development. The SADP is a 5-years programme with funding from the European Union (EU) and FAO. It is implemented by the Government of Swaziland and FAO. 

The presentation and subsequent discussions took place in the Iran Room on 11 September 2012 at FAO headquarters in Rome.