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Small-Scale Farming in Africa

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This presentation gives a short background on small-scale farming in Africa. It then focuses on issues related to small-scale farming including both farming practices and farming styles.

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Small-Scale Farming in Africa

  1. 1. By: Kelcie Woker
  2. 2. -Developing nations-Lack of food security
  3. 3. Farming Practices Farming Styles Organic  Individual Farmers  Cooperatives Conventional
  4. 4.  Organizations viewpoints ◦Do not favor one or the other
  5. 5. •Stakeholder Viewpoint onOrganic vs. Conventional “Our primary focus is to produce corn at the lowest possible price to increase the profitability of these farmers.” -Jefferson
  6. 6.  PROS President of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, Dr. Namanga Ngongi ◦ Increase soil quality by using fertilizer
  7. 7.  CONSto Organic vs. Conventional High cost of fertilizer Weak infrastructure in most African countries
  8. 8.  MEAS Project focuses on individual farmers PROCOM Rwanda strives to form cooperatives
  9. 9. •Disadvantage to a Cooperative “One of the hardest things is getting the farmers to trust each other enough in order to form effective cooperatives.” -Jefferson
  10. 10. Tillage Equipment Planting
  11. 11. Communication is animportant component
  12. 12. Shed for storing seed and other necessitiesPlanted field

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