Smallholder farmers ‘remain left out of most R&D’

Smallholder farmers must be more involved in the research process to meet farmers’ needs and maximise its development impact, a meeting has heard.

Individual subsistence farmers and farm organisations that represent their interests are a vital but underused link in the research and development(R&D) chain, experts said earlier this month (5-8 May) at the first meeting of Agrinatura, an alliance of 31 European universities working in agriculturalresearch, in Austria. Read more