Africa: Small-Scale Farmers Key to Africa’s Agricultural Growth

AllAfrica (May 14, 2012) | The key to increasing agricultural productivity in Africa lies in transforming the small-scale farming sector, whose potential has remained dormant for a long time, the World Economic Forum on Africa concluded here on Friday. Although Africa has 60 percent of the world’s potentially available arable land, it has failed to contribute significantly to global food demand, largely because of a constrained smallholder farmer.