Though some of the depleted soils of SSA are finding new life, and many smallholder farmers are growing and selling more food than ever before, increased yields are only one part of alleviating poverty and chronic hunger and malnutrition. Most smallholder farmers in SSA face the challenges of poor processing, storage and transportation infrastructure – forcing them to remain in a cycle of poverty.

IFDC is connecting smallholder farmers to public and private sector stakeholders who can increase processing efficiency, improve storage facilities and rehabilitate poor transportation infrastructure. These are key elements in strengthening a product’s value chain (all the linkages that take a crop from the farm gate to the dinner plate).

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