Commitments to action

Statement of Action - Small-scale and family farmers

CARE, IFAD, Netherlands Food Partnership,Rabo Foundation, Rabobank, ISEA:, Global Farmer Network, Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture’, Solidaridad (TBC), IDH: The Sustainable Trade Initiative (TBC), Unilever (TBCO

  • There are ~500 mln small scale and family farmers globally
  • ~80% of the food consumed in Asia and Sub Saharan Africa is produced by these farmers
  • They, therefore, play a key role in the food system transitions in developing economies and local food systems and can be considered as real ‘change agents’
  • There are many public and private initiatives addressing the need to improve their incomes and livelihoods
  • However a key challenge is the fragmentation of service provision, where many operators tend to be small in size, so the key is creating awareness and innovative structures that strengthen the complementarity
  • This Summit delivers powerful action agendas to address precisely this and empower the role of small-scale and family farmers as change agents.
    By unlocking 1. access to technical services/upskilling and 2. access to markets (finance, technology, innovation)
  • We call on the member states to support these initiatives and action coalitions that will help build these action agendas with the support of the RBA’s: e.g. 100% Living Incomes / Wages, Local Food Systems, Food Producers Declaration and Digitized Smallholder Ecosystems

Constituency

Academic
Civil society
Private sector
Producer organizations

Action Area(s)

Advance Equitable Livelihoods, Decent Work, & Empowered Communities

Location

Global

Key contact

Karl Deering IFAD – Thouraya Triki NFP – Myrtille Danse Rabo Foundation – Alexander Meyer Rabobank – Suzanne van Tilburg ISEAL – Kristin Komives Global Farmer Network – Mary Boote Roth Syngenta Foundation – Simon Winter, CARE, IFAD, Netherlands Food Partnership,Rabo Foundation, Rabobank, ISEA:, Global Farmer Network, Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture’
[email protected]

Keywords

Farmers
Change
Empowerment

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