Today, 836 million people still live in extreme poverty. Many depend on small-scale farms for their livelihoods. Without adequate knowledge about plant health or access to regional markets, farmers remain trapped in a cycle of poverty, struggling to control crop pests and satisfy the demands of food quality and safety standards. It is vital that they have access to the knowledge and resources they need to grow more, sell more and ultimately raise themselves out of poverty.
500 million smallholder farmers stand to gain from trading high-quality produce locally, regionally and internationally. In so doing, they will also sustainably feed the world’s growing population.
Helping small-scale farmers lift themselves out of poverty
CABI works to increase the movement of food from ‘field to fork’ by collaborating with people and organisations across the supply chain. We do this by breaking down barriers in agricultural trade and helping small-scale farmers to build successful and viable businesses so they can ensure their own sustainable incomes.
We share practical knowledge with farmers and provide training to improve the quality of what they grow, enabling them to receive a fairer price for their produce. We also help them to understand the needs and expectations of markets, and link them with food manufacturers and retailers.
2017 saw us working with farmers and people in the food supply chain all over the world, from individuals to governments.
Here are a couple of our publications that relate to SDG1 and trade:
CABI's work and impact on SDG1