Most small scale African farmers are disadvantaged at every stage in the process of producing and selling crops. Large areas of soil are nutrient deficient. Rains are erratic. Technology is scarce. Credit is limited. Markets are often out of reach or inefficient. But in spite of these problems, PanAfricare knows that African famers can sufficiently sustain the continents consumption needs.
Approximately 80% of Africa’s farms are small plots run by rural farmers, and if they are equipped with knowledge of best agricultural practices and with basic inputs such as improved seeds, they are able to maximize yields of diverse crops to feed themselves, their families and their communities. Africare targets rural populations with interventions to improve yields, incomes and nutrition practices to bolster the continent’s ability to feed itself, and its ability to eventually help feed the rest of the world.