Opinion: Small farms are the future of food systems
28 July 2021 | 4:07 pm
Small-scale farmers can play a crucial role in creating sustainable food systems. But more investment is needed, writes Sabrina Elba, UN Goodwill Ambassador for the International Fund for Agricultural Development.
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