In the framework of the European Development Days, LuxDev invites to a discussion about:"Small Farmers, Big Business"
The post-Busan policy environment promotes development through private sector investment, and agricultural programmes are increasingly envisaged within a context of partnerships between donors, developing countries, and the private sector. From a development policy perspective, inclusive business models are a promising tool for strengthening rural economic activity by improving income, jobs and food security. However, these new initiatives must remain focused on the target: food security and poverty alleviation, with small-scale farming and sustainability at the forefront. Unless small-scale farmers can organize in order to capture benefits through collective action and through taking advantage of existing technological or institutional innovations, they face a growing disadvantage.
In the framework of the European Development Days and as member of the Practitioners’ Network, LuxDev is co-organizing a High Level Panel entitled
Small Farmers, Big Business: Engaging the Private Sector in Sustainable Agricultural Development to discuss challenges and opportunities arising from inclusive business models. The event will take place on Wednesday 17 October 2012 in Brussels.
Read more about the event and the co-organizers and join the discussion online: