The Effects of Training, Innovation and New Technology on African Smallholder Farmers’ Wealth and Food Security

A systematic review of evidence

Speaker: Laurenz Langer, EPPI-Center
Sara Stevano, SOAS
Date: 21 October 2015, 17:00-18:30
LIDC, Upper Meeting Room

Smallholder farming remains the foremost livelihood strategy for a majority of rural households in Africa. Interventions to improve rural livelihoods, consequently, target the improvement of farming practices and systems.

This presentation will engage with the findings of a systematic review and meta-analysis that critically assessed the impact of training, innovation and new technology interventions on the financial wealth and food security of African smallholder farmers.

Based on an exhaustive search strategy and rigorous risk of bias assessment, the systematic review provides synthesised evidence of what works and what does not work in supporting smallholder farmers in Africa.

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