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Finance for a Fruitful Future: Dutch aid for agriculture 2005–2015

Finance for a Fruitful Future: Dutch aid for agriculture 2005–2015
16 pages

Authors
Hooijer, Hugo
Meijer, Madelon

Editors
Atkinson, Kelly

Publication date
30 Jun 2017

Publisher
Oxfam Novib

Type
Research report

Dutch official development assistance (ODA) for agriculture has been on the rise in the last five years. However, it remains unclear whether Dutch ODA expenditures on agriculture are reaching female smallholder farmers. Empowering smallholders, especially women, is a proven solution for reducing hunger and poverty. This is particularly true of the rural poor, who are the worst affected by the impacts of climate change. This paper calls on the Dutch government to combine a strong ODA budget for agriculture with a solid strategy for resolving hunger by 2030, to scale up climate finance for adaptations in the agricultural sector, and to supply improved data on the impact of agricultural investments for each target group and gender.

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