Private sector ‘key to food security’

In the first week of May, the World Economic Forum indicated businesses as part of the solution for global food security. Governments’ agricultural development initiatives would have limited success in increasing production to feed citizens without other stakeholders’ participation. The forum discussed a strategy, which was launched in Switzerland in January, to help provide long-term solutions based on a road map for stakeholders that outlines the contributions of the private sector. Thus, it is important to start encouraging governments to establish an enabling environment for small farmers to grow by providing them with training, support and financing so as to transform them into viable business units. Read more here.