For food to become cheaper and more plentiful, agriculture must become more productive, more efficient and more sustainable. This calls for enormous investment volumes.
There is a need to encourage farmers locally,regionally and internationally. There is a need to enhance effective partnership along the agricultural product value chains.
Investing in agriculture is one of the most effective ways of reducing hunger and poverty, promoting agricultural productivity and enhancing environmental sustainability.
However, for any investment to have a positive impact on agricultural production and productivity, it must contribute to capital formation at the farm level. In this respect, investments made by the farmers themselves are indispensable. Their investments constitute the foundation and the paragon for sustainable development and the reduction of poverty and hunger.