Smallholder farmers at
the heart of innovation design
The Sustainable Smallholder has been invited to speak at COP28 on “Farmers and traditional producers at the heart of regenerative food system transformation”
The Sustainable Smallholder is a leading consultancy on sustainable smallholder farming. We design and help implement sustainable solutions with and for smallholder farmers.
Our mission is to help clients unlock sustainable growth supporting the smallholder farmer’s transition journey to profitable, sustainable, and regenerative food & agriculture systems.
WHY WE DO IT
There are 550 million smallholders worldwide, that produce 1/3 of the world's food, on 25 % of the worlds land. More than 2 billion people currently live on about 550 million small farms, with 40% of them on incomes of less than U.S. $2 per day. They produce food for more than 50% of the population in low-and middle-income countries.
Smallholders are trapped in a negative cycle that damages both themselves and the planet.
Smallholder farmers are responsible for roughly 5% of all emissions globally, including 32% of emissions from the agriculture sector and 29% of emissions from agriculture-driven land-use change.
Smallholders must be given the tools to be part of the solutions for achieving 50% higher food production and a climate neutral world by mid-century.
HOW WE HELP
We focus on future-proofing smallholder value chains by deeply understanding the human side of agriculture – the farmers, communities and eco-systems, their motivations, needs and barriers in transitioning to sustainable systems.
We partner with our clients and co-create transition pathways to sustainable agriculture by cutting through the noise, bringing pragmatic and fresh insight from the farmers in the field.