New skills bring greater rewards for farmers. Increased yields = higher income, allowing them to reinvest and go from subsistance farmers to profitable businesses in just a few years.
A diverse and nutritious diet is crucial to health and development, especially among children. Smallholder farmers are often the sole suppliers of vegetables in many communities around the world.
More knowledge means savvier farmers and more demand for high quality products. This catalyzes the supply of all agri-inputs, creating new market opportunities for local economies.
Women in agriculture
Currently the involvement of women in our extension services is approximately 30%.
We are increasingly putting gender targets into specific projects; not just in participation, but also promoting women as key farmers.
Read more stories about women in agriculture below.