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Ways to Support Small Scale Farmers

Women and youths are considered as the major contributors to agriculture around Africa. With many of them doing small scale farming such as doing kitchen gardens.

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This is really a great move towards increasing agricultural activities and having more produce. As we all know without agriculture there is no food. Therefore, it is good to support directly or indirectly small scale farmers.

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This may be through ensuring that we plant more trees to increase rain and reduce climate change activities. Also another way we can support small scale farmers is to ensure that the market is good for business.

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In addition, county governments can also ensure that they collaborate with the private sector. This is in order to know how they can help the agriculture sector to grow. Also they can be able to help subsidize agricultural fertilizer and seeds. Another way the county governments can help is ensuring there are policies that align with both small scale and large scale farmers.
For institutions that produce seeds. They can also help ensure that they produce seeds that can withstand pests and diseases. This will ensure there is more harvest for the farmer.

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