Tag Archives: Smallholder

Protecting Smallholder Farmers

Sustainable smallholder agriculture will be the focus of IFAD’s major annual event, the 2012 Governing Council (Feb. 22-23). The highlight of Sustainable smallholder agriculture: Feeding the world, protecting the planet will be a discussion on Feb. 23 with Bill Gates, co-chair of … Continue reading

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Controversies Over Climate-Smart Agriculture

Climate-smart agriculture is receiving more attention than ever now that agriculture is on the table at global climate talks (see previous blog post). But critics from all over the climate change arena question climate-smart agriculture’s ability to be the three-point solution for … Continue reading

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Bridging the Gap between Market Access and Farmers

  Last month, Nairobi, Kenya was the site of an international conference focused on the needs of small-scale, resource-poor farmers. The Innovations in Extension and Advisory Service International Conference, held November 15 – 18, sought to brighten Africa’s agricultural future … Continue reading

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Workshop to be Held in Maputo

Climate Change and Access to Markets in Mozambique If rural poverty is to be reduced , smallholder producers in Mozambique will require better access to high-value agriculture markets. At the same time, they will need to overcome emerging challenges to … Continue reading

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