Technical report from the Sustainable Development Solutions Network on the Post-2015 Development Agenda. The report begins by asking tough questions: How can we make farming more profitable and more sustainable in our generation? Will China import more food (and therefore also water, nutrients, and energy) from other countries? How can agriculture become an attractive entrepreneurial undertaking?
In answering these questions, the report looks at who and what can be done to support smallholder farmers to upskill and enter markets with increased bargaining power. It’s a technical panorama of farming that may not be suited to those looking at the principles of public private engagement, although it does address roles played by everyone.