Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Guardian's coverage of Empowering Smallholder Farmers

Smallholder farmers are increasingly in the news and international discourse because of the critical role they play in food security and sustainability.  The Guardian recently published a photo-series entitled "Empowering Smallholder Farmers for a Sustainable Future." With the knowledge that over 30 million smallholder farmers produce the majority of the world's cocoa and coffee, the Guardian lists important steps that will empower such farmers.

Cocoa drying at the cocoa station in Diamond, Grenada

Consistent with the efforts of CFFI, the author stresses the importance of increasing farmers' voice and emphasizes training in sustainable agriculture. CFFI is proud to be among other international organizations working toward these goals.  In particular we are working hard to offer more training workshops on the farm and establish a communication network for farmers.

With improved communication, organization and access to organic markets, Grenadian farmers will be in a better position to ensure fair prices and advocate for themselves.

Click here to read the full article.