Today, there are an estimated 48 million smallholders in Africa alone, with 450 million smallholders across the world living on farms smaller than 5 hectares. In Africa, agricultureaccounts for 32% of GDP and 65% of the continent’s labor forceInvestment in smallholder farmers marks an immense opportunity for economic development across the continent. Stronger smallholder farmers will lead to better food security, economic growth, and notable reduction in poverty.

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