How to Help Small-Scale Farmers Surmount Trade Barriers in Mexico

In this guest post, Francis Mendez, Director of Fairtrasa Mexico explains the successful model her organisation uses to help small farmers in Mexico reach big markets. 

Agropreneurship: growing social change

The term ‘agropreneurship’ reminds us that even the smallest-scale farmers are business-people. Sometimes, in the context of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) it’s easy to forget  that, because we hear a lot about the differences between the private sector and civil society. 

SIANI Youth i Almedalen 2016: Unga, Agenda 2030 och en tryggad livsmedelsförsörjning

Photo Chad Skeers (Flickr, CC)

Visste du att vi aldrig någonsin varit så många unga på vår planet som vi är idag? Vi vet att ungdomsfrågor runt fattigdomsbekämpning, hunger och jordbruk är väldigt viktigt och att unga måste få vara en integrerad del av hela Agenda2030. 

Webinar: Stephanie Hanson from One Acre Fund on Financing for Smallholder Farmers

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Stephanie Hanson joined One Acre Fund as the director of policy and outreach in 2009. From 2006 to 2009, she covered economic and political development in Africa and Latin America for, the website of the Council on Foreign Relations.

African Smallholders - Foodcrops, Markets and Policies

This study was presented during the conference “Production and Carbon Dynamics in Sustainable Agricultural and Forest Systems in Africa ” held in September, 2010.