Africa's Smallholder Farmers Merit Support

The importance of smallholder farmers to communities, ecosystems and even food security is often underplayed, as allAfrica discussed in an interview with Gates Foundation's agricultural development chief.

A Nairobi City Market trader shows his goods on March 7, 2011.

  • Ethiopia:  Improving Smallholder Farmers' Stake in Nile Development

    Ethiopian Press Agency, 8 November 2012

    Statistical evidences show that in the next two decades and a half time the population of the Nile riparian countries is expected to be doubled which requires ever renewed spirit ... read more »

  • Africa:  African and Global Leaders Agree on Concrete Actions to Drive Agricultural Growth in Africa

    Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, 28 September 2012

    The African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) in Arusha, which concluded today, produced concrete actions to transform Africa's agricultural sector. African heads of state, ministers, ... read more »

  • Tanzania:  Credit Out of Reach For Small Farmers

    Tanzania Daily News, 12 November 2012

    SMALL-HOLDER farmers' access to finance has remained one of the major obstacles to an agricultural revolution and the speedy eradication of poverty in  society. read more »

  • Africa:  Four Lessons to Help Link Small Farmers to Agricultural Value Chains

    This is Africa, 8 November 2012

    The "Making the Connection" conference on agricultural value chains is remarkable for the degree to which so many of those speaking agree on the key elements of linking small ... read more »

  • Africa:  Turning Smallholding Into Big Business

    This is Africa, 7 November 2012

    Millions of smallholders around the world can play a role in delivering food to meet growing demand. But a proactive business mindset will be needed. read more »