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نویسنده: حسین بدری پور - جمعه ٢۸ تیر ۱۳٩٢

بر اساس گزارشی که اخیراً توسط برنامه محیط زیست ملل متحد (UNEP) با حمایت مالی صندوق بین المللی توسعه کشاورزی (IFAD) تهیه و منتشر شده است تنها راه تامین نیازهای غذایی جمعیت 9 میلیاردی سال 2050 کره زمین، حمایت از کشاورزان خرده پا می باشد. برای دریافت این گزارش 56 صفحه ای اینجا کلیک کنید.

 


Supporting smallholder farmers fight poverty

Underinvestment in agriculture, coupled with growing competition for land and water, rising input prices and climate change, have left smallholders more vulnerable and less able to escape poverty.

According to the report Smallholders, Food Security and the Environment, commissioned by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP-WCMC) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), for the world to feed its estimated 9 billion people by 2050 there is urgent need to support smallholder farmers.

The report, released in June 2013, argues that one of the quickest ways to lift over one billion people out of poverty and sustainably nourish a growing world population is by supporting smallholder farmers because they play a greater role in food production and natural resource stewardship.

For instance, it is estimated that smallholders manage approximately 500 million small farms and provide over 80 per cent of the food consumed in large parts of the developing world, particularly Southern Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, thus contributing to food security and poverty reduction. At the same time, the report notes that most of the 1.4 billion people living on less than 1.25 US dollars a day live in rural areas and depend largely on agriculture for their livelihoods, while an estimated 2.5 billion people are involved in full- or part-time smallholder agriculture.

However, increasing fragmentation of land, reduced investment support and the marginalisation of small farms in economic and development policy have hampered the development of this vital contribution and left many smallholders vulnerable. Given the right enabling conditions and targeted support, these often-neglected farmers can transform the rural landscape and unleash a new and sustainable agricultural revolution. The report therefore aims to improve understanding among policymakers and practitioners, together with those influencing and making decisions in relevant business sectors, of the relationships between smallholders, food security and the environment.

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حسین بدری پور
من بیش از یک دهه سابقه کار در سازمان جنگلها، مراتع و آبخیزداری کشور را دارم و در حال حاضر هم در مقطع دکترای منابع طبیعی تحصیل می نمایم. هدف از راه اندازی این وبلاگ اطلاع رسانی در خصوص مباحث روز منابع طبیعی و محیط زیست از قبیل همایش ها، پروژه ها و طرح های مرتبط در سطح ملی و بین المللی می باشد.
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