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Making agricultural advice work for smallholder farmers

Making agricultural advice work for smallholder farmers
Document language: 
English

Author(s): 
Barbara Adolph

Large irrigation dams in West Africa are not delivering on their promise to significantly reduce the US$1 billion per year of rice imports to the region. Many smallholder farmers cultivating the land irrigated by large dams are struggling to make ends meet. Agricultural advisory services are meant to support these farmers, not just by providing technical advice, but also by connecting them with other service providers along the value chain. But there are large gaps between what is provided and smallholder farmers’ actual service needs.

This policy briefing is also available in French.

To find out more about this topic, see our work on Empowering smallholders.

Date: 
June 2015

Publisher: 
GWI West Africa

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