3. Build local access and capacity

Fundamental resources should be available to farmers, including women and young farmers, to help them manage their production process more reliably and at less cost.

  • Secure access to land and water resources, especially for women farmers.
  • Provide rural access to microfinance services, especially to microcredit.
  • Build infrastructure – particularly roads and ports – to make supplies available to farmers.
  • Establish training programs in infrastructure management, operations and maintenance for local and regional settings
  • Improve access to agricultural inputs and services, including mechanical tools, seeds, fertilizers, and crop protection materials.
  • Encourage and co-ordinate multiple local actors to ensure information and supplies get into farmers’ hands.
  • Invest in bioenergy where it contributes to energy security and to rural development.

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