Small farms under stress play a huge role for Africa : smallholder agriculture and emerging global challenges

Upphovsperson: Beyene, Atakilte
Utgivare: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Agrarian Change, Property and Resources | Uppsala, Sweden
År: 2014
Språk: eng
Relation: NAI Policy Notes, 1654-6695 ; 2014/5
Ämnesord: Agricultural economics, Jordbruksekonomi
Identifikator: urn:isbn:978-91-7106-757-9
Rättigheter: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
Widespread poverty as well as food and income insecurity plague Africa’s dominant smallholder agriculture. Paradoxically, the very people who mainly depend on agriculture are not able to secure their own food and nutrition needs. Today, three-quarters of Africa’s malnourished children and the majority of people living in absolute poverty are found among the smallholder farmers who are key to the development of the continent.