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For generations, growing rice has been a main source of income and food for farmers in The Gambia. Climate change has changed everything. Erratic rainfall and drought have slashed rice yields.
ActionAid commissioned this study to showcase the successes and lessons learned from the implementation of the project, focusing on small-scale producers, women producers, and civil society organizations, as well as communities’ resilience to climate change.
With support from GAFSP, smallholder family farmers will have the resources they need to improve their livelihoods. This includes access to funds, capacity building, technology, and public-private partnerships.
Traditionally, lack of reliable market access for smallholder farmers has impeded the economic development of rural areas because farmers often live far from the wholesale markets, and it is not feasible for them to deliver their produce directly. Highly fragmented systems encourage farmers to navigate through farmer groups or brokers to get their produce to markets. Fluctuating, non-transparent prices are often the result.
Empowering Smallholder Farmers
ActionAid and AFA commissioned a study to look at the successes and lessons learned from the AFSP implementation, with a focus on small-scale food producers; women producers; the engagement and participation of producer and civil society organizations; and climate resilience.
ActionAid commissioned a study to examine the implementation of PASA Lou-Ma-Kaf in Senegal, with a particular focus on small-scale food producers, women producers, involvement and participation of producer organizations and civil society, and adaptation to climate change.