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Le développement rural en question, là-bas et ici; une veille de SOS Faim
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Warrior queens battle for Africa’s food future

Warrior queens battle for Africa’s food future | Questions de développement ... | Scoop.it
The scale of foreign agribusiness on African soil could soon change how what we eat is grown, but also what we eat. The livelihoods of small-scale farmers hang in the balance. But a counter movement is forming. Meet three warrior queens battling for Africa’s food future.
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Small Farmers As the Key to Africa's Agricultural Future

Small Farmers As the Key to Africa's Agricultural Future | Questions de développement ... | Scoop.it

"Small farmers are central to this process, because they produce most of Africa's food, " Saint Ange added. "Yet they face daunting challenges of low productivity, poor access to markets, insufficient capital, and the disruptive impact of climate change."

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AGRA

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AGRA works to achieve a food secure and prosperous Africa through the promotion of rapid, sustainable agricultural growth based on smallholder farmers. Smallholders--the majority women--produce most of Africa's food, and do so with minimal resources and little government support.
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Which agricultural revolution for Africa? Which is the farmer's organizations point of view?

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UK agricultural research aid should do more for poor farmers

UK agricultural research aid should do more for poor farmers | Questions de développement ... | Scoop.it

The Department for International Development (DfID) has an effective agricultural research programme, but would have greater impact if it focused more on the needs of poorer farmers, especially women, an aid watchdog has said.

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Making links from small farms to markets in Africa

Making links from small farms to markets in Africa | Questions de développement ... | Scoop.it

Smallholders dominate farming in Africa. But for many, productivity of land and labour is low, returns to farming are meagre, thus leaving them living in or close to poverty. Yet domestic and regional markets for food are growing. Technologies for higher productivity exist. But often farmers cannot get inputs, credit or insurance except at very high cost and cannot find ways to sell to the most rewarding outlets.

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Small-scale farmers in China in the face of modernisation and globalisation

China’s modernisation success is driven by the remarkable progress in its agricultural sector, even given the challenges. Small farms have experienced new inputs and adopted new technologies such as mechanical operation,
with more functioning of factor markets and the emergence of cooperative and custom services. However, with the aim of becoming a modern nation with an innovation-based and sustainable agricultural economy, it is important to improve understanding of the nature and perspectives of labourers, especially the younger generation.

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Small farmers’ loss of land increases world hunger

Small farmers’ loss of land increases world hunger | Questions de développement ... | Scoop.it

The world is increasingly hungry because small farmers are losing access to farmland. Small farmers produce most of the world’s food but are now squeezed onto less than 25 percent of the world’s farmland, a new report reveals. Corporate and commercial farms, big biofuel operations and land speculators are pushing millions off their land.

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Small scale farmers are feeding our future!

Small scale farmers are feeding our future! | Questions de développement ... | Scoop.it
The Land Workers Alliance gathered yesterday at DEFRA's London HQ to protest at the corrupt relationship between Government and corporate agriculture - and the deliberate marginalisation of small farmers, our most sustainable producers. Ed Hamer explains ...
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Local food entrepreneurs take on Big Food in Australia

Local food entrepreneurs take on Big Food in Australia | Questions de développement ... | Scoop.it
Australia's food industry is shifting as small-scale producers chip away at the domination of major suppliers
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Small-scale agriculture holds big promise for Africa

Small-scale agriculture holds big promise for Africa | Questions de développement ... | Scoop.it
Supporting smallholder irrigation through finance and technical assistance could significantly improve productivity and incomes
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Small-scale farmers’ agency: how the poor make markets work for them

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Small-scale farmers’ agency: how the poor make markets work for them
Bill Vorley, Ethel del Pozo-Vergnes, Anna Barnett   Many of the people attending the 2012 Earth Summit (Rio+20) in June see promise for sustainable development through private-sector initiatives — and expect that improved links to markets can reduce poverty among half a billion small-scale farmers who feed much of the developing world. But most of the ‘inclusive business’ models already set up to do that are reaching only a narrow minority of farmers.


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