Invitation: we want to have your say about smallholders

18 mei, 2009



In the past years Hivos collected experiences, which are now being systematized by Peter Knorringa of the Institute of Social Studies (ISS) and Coen van Beuningen (Hivos). The bottom-up approach is leading and based on the pilot projects in Kenya and South Africa. In the past weeks we checked our findings with the smallholder groups and the related support organizations in these pilot projects.


The report; “Inclusive Improvement: Focus on Groups of Smallholders”, analyses the daunting challenges for smallholders, and the as yet too unsystematic interventions by civil society organizations, including Hivos.


Now we welcome you to react on the report, specifically on the proposals to improve the support structure. A summary of the report can be downloaded. The full report can be obtained from, to which address also reactions by email are welcomed before May 23.

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