In 2000, the government of Peru stopped employing agricultural extension officers after seeing poor returns on its investment. While the private sector partially filled the gap, smallholder farmers in remote Andes regions Peru were left with limited access to quality extension services.
The importance of expanding access to financial services for the world’s poorest people is increasingly recognised, but despite the growing international attention to the issue, numerous barriers remain.
Elizabeth Akinyi moved to Rusinga Island on Kenya’s corner of Lake Victoria as a newly married young woman in the 1980s.
Through the ADAPT project, CARE is using a marketbased approach to develop a sustainable network of 500 rural agro dealers, which will provide 91,000 smallholder farmers with access to a range of highquality, affordable agricultural inputs and improved technologies.
Killani Rani lives with family in rural Bangladesh. Her husband struggled to find work, and the strain that poverty put on the family caused struggles in the household. Kallani Rani did her best to feed her family.