L’économie de la république unie de Tanzanie repose principalement sur l’agriculture, malgré d’importantes disparités socio-économiques entre les zones rurales et urbaines, et entre les différentes régions. En Tanzanie, le succès du secteur agricole est indispensable à la réduction de la pauvreté et à la sécurité alimentaire. Le gouvernement de la Tanzanie cherche actuellement à développer le commerce… read more
The United Republic of Tanzania has an agriculture-based economy with significant rural-urban and regional socio-economic disparities. The performance of the country’s agricultural sector is critical for poverty reduction and food security. Aiming to further develop the agricultural sector, the Tanzanian government launched the Expanding Rice Production Project (ERPP) with support from the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP).
As one of the civil society members of the GAFSP Steering Committee and an adviser to the ERPP, ActionAid commissioned this study to showcase the successes and lessons learned from the implementation of the project, focusing on small-scale producers, women producers, and civil society organizations, as well as communities’ resilience to climate change.... read more
ActionAid’s impact lies in its mission to support local action and community leaders. We believe that power comes from the people. Following this belief, ActionAid aims to provide the tools necessary so that all people (including you!) can achieve the changes they want to see in their communities and in the world. By organizing and… read more
Since the 1970s when U.S. farm policy encouraged farmers to overproduce and “get big or get out”, family farmers have struggled just to survive. They are told that biofuels programs like the Renewable Fuel Standard will help them by increasing both demand for corn and the price farmers are paid. But these biofuels mandates only prop up the industrial agribusiness system. Farmers are not getting the fair prices they need.
This report examines the impact of agribusiness and biofuels programs on family farmers and rural communities in Iowa, which produces more corn than many countries and has a strong family farm history.... read more
In Senegal, the proportion of people living in extreme poverty dropped from 55.2% in 2001 to 46.7% in 2011. Yet poverty remains high in rural areas (57.3%), where the majority of the Senegales population lives. Seeking to improve rural food security and build farmers’ resilience to climate change, the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) together with the Senegalese government funded the Food Security Support Project (PASA) to work in the regions of Louga, Matam and Kaffrine. The project is also expected to benefit more than 30,000 farmers and livestock breeders as well as boost youth employment.
As a civil society member of the GAFSP Steering Committee, ActionAid commissioned this study to review the implementation of PASA, focusing on small-scale producers, women producers, and civil society organizations.... read more
ActionAid and AFA (the Asian Farmers’ Association for Sustainable Rural Development) are both members of the GAFSP Steering Committee, representing Northern CSOs and Southern CSOs in Asia respectively. They commissioned a study to look at the successes and lessons learned from the AFSP implementation, with a focus on small-scale food producers; women producers; the engagement… read more