Briefing for ActionAid (March 2010)
For the first time in history, more than one billion people – one-sixth of humanity – are hungry. The world is moving further away from meeting the Millennium Development Goal target to halve hunger by 2015. Governments and donors are not spending enough on services that really matter to poor farmers such as low-cost credit and public agricultural extension services. This briefing outlines how they must reinvest in smallholder farmers.