Small holder farmers can feed the world: IFAD

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Small holder farmers are being asked by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to play a greater role in feeding the world's population.

The agency says it could help pull millions of people out of poverty.

Jocelyne Sambira reports.

With the world population expected to pass the 9 billion mark by 2050, IFAD says small holder farmers can contribute to global food security.

The farmers need to be recognized as small entrepreneurs and get access to better resources and incentives, the agency says.

With access to markets and an enabling environment, these small holder farmers could in turn transform their communities, adds IFAD.

An IFAD meeting in Rome raised US$ 1, 5 billion to finance agriculture and rural development projects across the developing world.

Jocelyne Sambira, United Nations.

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