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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
As the country's growth is lagging behind that of many smaller African economies, smallholder agriculture has the potential to alleviate poverty and spur general economic growth, a ... Read more »
Former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan, Melinda Gates, and other high level delegates at the 2012 African Green Revolution Forum have called for governments and private ... Read more »