Increasing the Productivity of Smallholder Farmers through Farmer Field Schools

Since its inception in 1977, the International Fund for Agricultural Development's (IFAD) work has centered on smallholder farmers and poor rural people. With the right support, small farmers can play a vital role in combatting poverty, hunger, and undernutrition. To help foster agricultural growth and rural development, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has contributed to IFAD’s work on strengthening the productivity of smallholders.

Regional Strategic Alternatives for Agriculture-Led Growth and Poverty Reduction in West Africa

In 2006, IFPRI began collaborating with the West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF/WECARD) and ECOWAS to identify the most effective ways to promote growth in agricultural productivity at the subsector level across West and Central African countries.