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Smallholder agriculture

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  • 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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