Fertile Ground: How Governments and Donors can Halve Hunger by Supporting Small Farmers

Report for ActionAid (April 2010)

This report – based on extensive work in Uganda, Malawi and Kenya and a comprehensive global literature review – analyzes the level and quality of agriculture spending on key areas likely to benefit women and men smallholder farmers the most. These include extension services, rural credit, the provision of farming inputs and agricultural research and development. It has a particular focus on the failure of governments and donors to prioritise spending on the people that do most farming in developing countries – women.

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