Collectif Stratègies Alimentaires    Collectif Stratègies Alimentaires asbl

The Future of Small Farms

2 octobre 2008

"Agricultural and food markets have, in the past 20 years, dramatically changed to become
more integrated, globalized, and consumer driven. Small farms provide the largest source
of employment and small businesses among the world’s poor, but their roles vary greatly
in different regional contexts and stages of development. Small farmers face the
challenge of integration and competitiveness in this new environment, while at the same
time they are constrained by a drastic reduction in the public provision of basic services
as a result of recent policy reforms, market liberalization programs, and fiscal and
governance problems."