Good Soil: Strengthening support for smallholder farmers

Did you know:

  • that 70 per cent of regularly hungry people in the developing world live in rural areas?
  • many of them are smallholder farmers, the majority of whom are women?
  • support for smallholder farmers can improve health, nutrition, and income, and reduce the need for food aid?

Background: MCC is joining with the Canadian Foodgrains Bank in a major advocacy campaign called Good Soil to call on Canada to increase its aid to smallholder farmers.The Good Soil campaign launched in Ottawa on March 25.  

Action: Please support this important food security initiative by writing a letter to your MP, urging increased and sustained support for smallholder farmers.