Whether for profit or social motives - and often both - an increasing number of investors are targeting opportunities in African agriculture. At the same time innovative approaches for deploying aid to support farming businesses linked to smallholders are emerging. This blog provides a snapshot of who is doing what, where and how.

29 January 2010

Calls for DfID to increase agriculture spending to 10%

Why no thought for food? Report criticises the Department for International Development for neglecting agriculture and recommends it doubles its current aid budget in this area.

The report, Why no thought for food?, published yesterday by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Agriculture and Food for Development, criticises DfID for its years of neglect of agriculture and recommends it doubles its current aid commitments for food security and sustainable agriculture to 10%.