Unheard Voices: The Case For Supporting Marginal Farmers

Unheard Voices: The Case For Supporting Marginal Farmers

25 August 2008

Half of the world’s undernourished people, three-quarters of Africa’s malnourished children and the majority of people living in absolute poverty, live on small farms.

Most of them farm between 0.2 of a hectare and two hectares of land, producing food mainly for their own families.

Living on the margins of society, often without links to markets and struggling to make ends meet, these farming families are at the heart of the world’s poverty and hunger problems.

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Unheard Voices: The Case For Supporting Marginal Farmers

Half of the world’s undernourished people, three-quarters of Africa’s malnourished children and the majority of people living in absolute poverty, live on small farms.