Brussels Development Briefings: N. 57- “Investing in smallholder agriculture for food security and nutrition”

The Brussels Briefings, organised by the Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), the European Commission, the EU, African, Caribbean & Pacific Countries (ACP) group, Concord, and other partners is a regular event held to address the growing number of challenges impacting the agricultural and rural sectors of the ACP countries. Thematic areas discussed during the briefings have included climate change, migration, low interest and funding of the agriculture sector, the low priority given to rural development and the impact of globalization on small-scale producers.

The latest Brussels Development Briefing n. 57 on “Investing in smallholder agriculture for food security and nutrition” was held on Wednesday 11th September 2019 in Brussels, Belgium. Centered around the Sustainable Development Goal 2 i.e. the global attainment of zero hunger, the briefing discussed smallholder agriculture and its key role in delivering food security, nutrition, and sustainable food systems. Discussions were focused on the frameworks and processes needed to promote inclusive smallholder agricultural production and contribute to sustainable food systems.

Examples of successes from smallholders in various sectors and value chains were used to make the case for further support to smallholder-driven agriculture, with an evaluation of the factors for success, their replicability, sustainability and potential for upscaling of best practices. Our MD, Kola Masha represented Babban Gona during the proceedings and presented on the topic Supporting innovations and promoting funding opportunities for smallholders”. To watch the event, log on to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9V_S1oGDsc