Help Nigeria to build their next generation of farmers
Last month we launched a Revolving Loan Fund in support of USMEFAN – the United Small and Medium Scale Farmers’ Associations of Nigeria. The fund has been set up to encourage young people into farming.
Despite what we’re told, about 70 % of the world’s food comes from farms that are small to medium sized, mixed, low-input, and labour-intensive. Small farms also employ 40% of the world’s people.
But small farms don’t make the maximum profit and so, worldwide, they are systematically done down. So most farmers – in the richest countries as well as the poorest — are poor.
Young people, who should form the next generation of farmers, are leaving the land in droves.
If we care about the future we have to stop the rot – and here is one opportunity to do so – in one of the world’s richest but also most desperate countries: NIGERIA.
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