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African farmers need help from all governments

AFRICA'S smallholder farmers have a vital role to play in that continent's economic growth and development. It is heartening, therefore, that the new report from the Africa Progress Panel should focus on the role of small-scale farmers.

The 2014 report reinforces the belief that Self Help Africa has held for 30 years – that rural farming communities are vital if hunger and poverty are to be eradicated. We must hope that international governments and decision-makers heed their recommendations and provide the necessary support.

RAY JORDAN

CEO, Self Help Africa

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