From subsistence farming to agri-business

Forming a group can enable farmers to enter commercial production - IFAD/Nana Kofi Acquah

Forming a group can enable farmers to enter commercial production
© IFAD/Nana Kofi Acquah

For African farmers to successfully feed the continent’s expanding population, transformation of subsistence smallholder farming into commercial agri-businesses is essential. But how to achieve this transformation? Delegates from the African Green Revolution Forum offer their views about the importance of collective marketing, in order to obtain better prices and other benefits such as financial credit. Staying up to date with new technologies, such as disease-resistant crop varieties, is also crucial. However, the benefits from such changes will affect not only farmers and consumers but those working right along the food value chain, whether in transport, processing or retail.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Interview by:
Country:
Africa
Duration:
5'41"
Date published:
December 2012
 
 
 

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