In developing countries, many farmers live in poverty. How can the situation be reversed? Is it possible to give priority to environmentally friendly agricultural practices while allowing everyone to earn a decent livelihood by selling quality products? This is the objective of a sustainable agriculture sector.
The agriculture sector works on the basis of three areas:
- Solidarity: help farmers form groups so that they can defend their interests better and pool the sale of their products and purchases;
- Economy: promote geographical indications and fair trade, which ensure that prices are stable and that producers earn a fair income;
- Environment: integrate agricultural practices that preserve water and soils. AFD is supporting this approach and helps improve public agricultural policies to lift farmers out of poverty.
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