Farmers ‘shamefully neglected’ in fight against hunger

Governments in Africa spend less than seven per cent of their national budgets on agriculture despite 75 per cent of poor people living in rural areas. ActionAid’s report confirms evidence that investment and growth in agriculture can make twice the impact on poverty as growth in other sectors. Donor aid to agriculture has fallen to 4% of all aid to Africa and donors themselves estimate that as little as 10% of all agricultural aid goes to women farmers. Read more here.

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