Challenges faced by small scale farmers   Leave a comment

Small holder farmers like me in low-income contexts face a variety of challenges in attempting to boost their productivity to escape subsistence level farming and poverty. Not least of these is access to key agricultural input (including extension services, seeds and fertilizers) at affordable prices and in timely fashion. For smallholder farmers , timely and affordable access can in many cases be the exception rather than the norm , with poor data and information gaps frequently a root cause of market breakdowns. This is particular acute problem in the fertilizer sector, where the application of the wrong fertilizer to crops at wrong time can result in diminished yields and reduced productivity, dragging small holders rural farmers further into negative cycle of poverty and diminished economic opportunities. 


Posted June 21, 2017 by KIVIWOSHEG in Uncategorized

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