From left to right: Steve Wiggins, Stephanie Hanson, Sir Gordon Conway, Jean-Pierre Halkin, Leonard Mizzi
11th November 2013. Brussels. DG AGRI European Commission. Leaping and Learning: LINKING SMALLHOLDERS TO MARKETS. Agriculture for Impact and the Overseas Development Institute organised a round-table discussion on linking smallholders to markets in Africa.
- Leaping and Learning: Linking Smallholders to Markets: Commissioned by Agriculture for Impact and produced by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), this report is the result of a comprehensive review of existing case studies and academic literature on improving market access in Africa and provides a set of guidance for donors, policymakers and development practitioners to incorporate into future action.
- 8 Views for the G8: Business Solutions for African Smallholder Farmers to Address Food Security and Nutrition: A second complementary report, edited by Agriculture for Impact, offers G8 leaders and other decision-makers a set of practical solutions and case studies from eight leading agriculture NGOs on how to connect smallholder farmers in Africa to agricultural value chains – to increase their production and productivity, improve their nutrition and boost their incomes and livelihoods.
- Leonard Mizzi (co-chair), Head of Unit, Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission
- Jean-Pierre Halkin (co-chair), Head of Unit, Rural Development, Food Security and Nutrition, EuropeAid, European Commission
- Sir Gordon Conway, Director, Agriculture for Impact and author, One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?
- Steve Wiggins, Research Fellow, Overseas Development Institute
- Stephanie Hanson, Director of Policy and Outreach, One Acre Fund
07/06/2013: Agricultural business development services
The business of agricultural business services. Working with smallholders in Africa.
Mariana Wongtschowski, John Belt, Willem Heemskerk and David Kahan Editors
2013, 192 pages.
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The Last Hunger Season. This book is an intimate portrait of the lives of four smallholder farmers in western Kenya who are working with One Acre Fund to move from subsistence farming to sustainable farming, from farming to live to farming to make a living.