Proceeding from UN strategy the next 10 years were declared as the period for small farmers development. Major goals are reducing poverty and improving global food security. Small family farming, besides of poverty and food control, can also be a key to reaching some global goals: gender equality, good health and well-being, sustainable community growth, […]
We need a new economy. An economy that works for the poor, with a better balance between local economic development and globalization.This better balance — which we refer to as glocality — will require increased and renewed ownership.
On average only 4%-7% of retail value ends up in the hands of smallholder farmers, despite smallholders making up more than 83% of global agriculture. In this session, we analyze case studies for democratic ownership models in the global development space, with a focus on agriculture — what is possible, what does the data show, and where is innovation needed?
Ayan Banerjee, Regional Head for Impact Investments (Asia), Solidaridad Network
Rachel Wanyoike, Managing Director – East & Central Africa, Solidaridad Network