October 16, 2012

World Food Day: How Big Companies Support Smallholder Farmers

Can mangos and passion fruit change the world? Innovative collaboration with smallholder mango and passion fruit farmers is enhancing their incomes and helping ensure the long-term viability and sustainability of the local fruit industry, while creating a supply chain model with the potential for scale and replication.

In many parts of the world, meeting the food needs of the local population is already an enormous challenge. And yet by 2050 to meet the needs of an estimated 9 billion people, global food demand is expected to double. With that growth comes added pressure to an already strained agriculture structure, making sustainable farming and food production a clear and essential need.