From Promises to Priorities: Putting small-scale, family producers at the centre of a fair food production system in Latin America and the Caribbean

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23 Jul 2013

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Despite the growth in the agricultural sector in Latin America and the Caribbean, eight out of every 10 farmers, small-scale producers who are at the base of domestic food production, remain largely excluded from the related benefits. Government efforts for strengthening agriculture allocate public resources to few lines of spending that favour a minority. Investment on small-scale agriculture is difficult to track and where possible, it is disproportionately lower than this group´s contribution to the sector. A reorientation in agricultural spending is necessary in order to contribute to the food system's equality and sustainability in a challenging global context.