Kilimo kidogo ni biashara ngumu tata na ina maeneo mengi ya hatari ambayo pia hutoa fursa za athari.

- David Erickson, Mkurugenzi Mtendaji, ECHO

& quot; Wakulima wadogo wanazalisha chakula kingi cha ulimwengu unaoendelea. Hata hivyo kwa ujumla ni maskini zaidi kuliko wakazi wengine katika nchi hizi, na wana usalama mdogo wa chakula kuliko hata maskini wa mijini. Kwa kuongezea, ingawa ukuaji wa miji unafanyika haraka katika nchi nyingi zinazoendelea, idadi ya wakulima mnamo 2030 haitakuwa ndogo sana kuliko ilivyo leo. Kwa siku zijazo zinazoonekana, kwa hivyo, kushughulikia umaskini na njaa katika sehemu kubwa ya ulimwengu kunamaanisha kukabili shida ambazo wakulima wadogo na familia zao wanakabiliwa nazo katika mapambano yao ya kila siku ya kuishi.

Vipaumbele vya uwekezaji na sera lazima zizingatie utofauti mkubwa wa fursa na shida zinazowakabili wakulima wadogo. Rasilimali wanazochota, uchaguzi wao wa shughuli, kwa kweli muundo mzima wa maisha yao, umeunganishwa bila kutenganishwa na mazingira ya kibaolojia, ya mwili, ya kiuchumi na ya kitamaduni ambamo wanajikuta na juu ya ambayo wana udhibiti mdogo tu. Wakati kila mkulima ni wa kipekee, wale ambao wanashiriki hali kama hizo pia mara nyingi hushiriki shida na vipaumbele vya kawaida ambavyo vinavuka mipaka ya kiutawala au kisiasa. & Quot; -FAO



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