Concern Worldwide’s work with smallholder farmers in Africa is now part of a groundbreaking African alliance that will benefit six million farmers. Our CEO, Dominic MacSorley, examines the progress made in climate smart agriculture in the first of this two-part blog post.
- Farming at any scale is a business and smallholders and producers must be treated as entrepreneur
- Businesses need clear links along the value chain, from production to processing, marketing and, ultimately, to consumption
- To increase crop production, farmers in the most marginalised areas need to adapt to changes brought about by climate change
- Increasing crop production is not the whole story; there must be clear links to improving nutrition, especially if we are to reduce malnutrition and stunting
- Making women the focus of training delivers better results; they learn and adopt new ideas and techniques faster
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