UN: Small-scale farmers can benefit by working with agriculture investors

New York: Investments in agriculture in developing countries can be structured in a way that they become an alternative to large-scale land acquisitions to ensure that small-scale farmers do not lose their land rights, according to the findings of a United Nations-backed study released today. International initiatives on agricultural investments should go beyond trying to minimize the negative impacts of large-scale land acquisitions and, instead, promote investment models that improve opportunities for local smallholders, according to the report published by the International Institute for Environment and Development. Read more here.

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