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Smallholder agriculture

We have 9 items tagged with ‘Smallholder agriculture’.
  • Sprouts of chilli plants

    Turning up the heat – how chilli growing is conserving Uganda’s wildlife

    Juliet Aneno explains how chilli-growing enterprises in Uganda are helping households generate non-poaching related income – supporting efforts to mitigate human-wildlife conflict around Murchison Falls National Park

    15 June 2021 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Woman selling vegetables

    Agricultural contracts and farmer agency: a shift in perspective

    Support initiatives should assist farmers’ own efforts to renegotiate trading relations, rather than assuming producers gain most from integration in agribusiness-led activities

    17 May 2021 | Blog | Food and agriculture
  • Two women sitting down and speaking to each other.

    Sustaining coffee producers’ agency in the context of COVID-19

    Vava Coffee is social enterprise seeking to create positive social and economic change in Kenya’s coffee industry, the implications of COVID-19 and possible solutions for sustaining progress

    4 August 2020 | Blog | Gender
  • A woman holding a mobile phone and smiling

    Using technology to overcome challenges for farmers in value chains

    Value chains are structured in ways that are unfavourable to smallholder farmers who often struggle to access finance, inputs and markets. An IIED webinar discussed how smallholders in East Africa can use technology to overcome those challenges and negotiate with buyers and input and finance providers from a position of strength

    27 May 2020 | Blog | Economics
  • Women distributing seeds in Andhra Pradesh, India (Photo: Deccan Development Society)

    Q&A: Why indigenous seed-saving women are the stewards of biodiversity

    In the latest in a series highlighting how women around the world are safeguarding biodiversity, Krystyna Swiderska discusses how women are sustaining biodiverse farming by combining traditional knowledge and innovation to protect local seed systems

    18 October 2018 | Article | Biodiversity
  • Young man collecting water from a pool with camels in background. Kindjandji, Niger.

    GWI West Africa: project background

    Agriculture in large-scale rice irrigation schemes needs to be made to work for both the state, in terms of economic returns and national food security, and for the smallholders whose livelihoods depend on it. When it comes to the development of new dams and large-scale irrigation, more information is needed about their economic viability and how the water, land, and economic benefits can be shared equitably to support local development

    1 November 2014 | Project | Water
  • Renewable energy has a place to play in providing energy access to small farms (Photo via Google reuse rights))

    Calling all energy and agriculture experts: meet, talk and collaborate

    Many of the 500 million small farms that produce the bulk of food consumed in developing countries have no access to modern energy services. Why doesn't more research and innovation focus on getting energy to them?

    29 April 2014 | Blog | Energy
  • Oxen plough a field in Ethiopia.

    African land deals: Is a policy shift underway?

    African governments have played a key role in allocating land to investors. Recent developments hold out promise for more carefully thought out approaches by them in the future.

    15 July 2013 | Blog | Land acquisitions and rights
  • Harvesting paddy fields

    Ensuring small holders aren't squeezed out of agricultural investments

    Tipping the Balance, a new report, has discovered that current popular policies can tip the balance away from small farmers. How can we ensure small holder farmers get a better deal?

    6 December 2012 | Blog | Food and agriculture
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