In Brief 19/2011: Farming the Land to Fight Hunger
In developing countries, site-specific farming is an important driving force behind rural development and poverty elimination. Helping poor smallholders become economically, ecologically and socially sustainable small-scale farmers is one of the most important ways of over-coming hunger and poverty. National agricultural policies and international development programmes contribute most significantly towards the realisation of the human right to food and to an appropriate standard of living in rural areas if they take into account the principles of site-specific farming. Learn more about the importance of agriculture in the fight against hunger and poverty.