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500 million smallholder farmers support over 2 billion people, yet for many, their future looks increasingly uncertain.

What is the way forward for smallholders and for the future of food?

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Smallholder Farming and the Future of Food Cambridge University

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500 million smallholder farmers support over 2 billion people, yet for many, their future looks increasingly uncertain.

What is the way forward for smallholders and for the future of food?

Image courtesy of http://www.irri.org

    • video
    Smallholder Farming and the Future of Food

    Smallholder Farming and the Future of Food

    Question and Answer Session with all the panellists led by Prof De Schutter

    • 51 min
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    Smallholder Farming and the Future of Food

    Smallholder Farming and the Future of Food

    Professor Judi Wakhungu,

    Executive Director, African Centre for Technology Studies, Nairobi, Kenya
    Professor Judi Wakhungu is the Executive Director of the African Center for Technology Studies (ACTS) in Nairobi, Kenya. She was most recently an Associate Professor of Science, Technology, and Society at Pennsylvania State University where she also served as the Director of the Women in the Sciences & Engineering (WISE) Institute. Prof. Wakhungu’s research interests include energy resources management; materials; energy policy and development; science, technology, and development; and gender issues in science and technology policy.

    • 21 min
    • video
    Smallholder Farming and the Future of Food

    Smallholder Farming and the Future of Food

    Dr Marion Guillou holds a doctorate in physico-chemistry, is a general engineer of the French Institute of Forestry, Agricultural and Environmental Engineering, and a member of the French Academy of Agriculture. After being the Director-General of INRA from August 2000 to July 2004, Marion Guillou was nominated President of INRA in 2004. In 2009 she became President of AGREENIUM, the National Consortium for agriculture, food, animal health and the environment, founded by INRA, CIRAD, AgroParisTech, Agrocampus Ouest, Montpellier SupAgro and ENV Toulouse in order to face the global challenges.

    • 15 min
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    Smallholder Farming and the Future of Food

    Smallholder Farming and the Future of Food

    Sam Dryden,
    Director, Agricultural Development, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    Sam Dryden, director of agricultural development, oversees foundation efforts to help millions of the world’s poorest farming families boost their productivity and incomes.

    • 13 min

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