Presentation to our 2022 Highlights and Performance Report
Outcome I: Smallholders get the tools they need
We focus on low-income smallholders, putting them at the heart of agri-food systems. Our work increases these farmers’ ability to choose, afford and use sustainable and innovative solutions to their challenges. We ensure suitable training and accompanying services to support the introduction of new technologies. We also push for a more robust “enabling environment”, for example, in finance, digitalization, and agricultural policy. All of this work is anchored in solid partnerships, notably between the public and private sectors.
>2.7m smallholders supported, an increase of 99 %
29% of the farmers are women, up from 25% in 2021
$142m sales of SFSA-supported products & services; 31% growth
Outcome II: Smallholders cope well with climate change
Agriculture both contributes to and suffers from global warming. There is an urgent need to improve the resilience of smallholder farming to climate change. As outlined in our Strategy, we are making Climate-Smart, Resilient Agriculture (CSRA) an integral part of the SFSA portfolio. We take an all-round approach, tailored to local contexts.
We are implementing various strategies and tools to increase farmers' resilience and ability to adapt. Increasing the likelihood of good harvests goes hand in hand with protecting smallholders against the consequences of crop failures. Longer-term contributions to resilience must be accompanied by more immediate economic incentives. Such financial benefits include higher productivity, lower production costs, and profitable sales of new rotation crops.
More than 800,000 farmers participated in SFSA capacity-building activities related to CSRA during 2022
Outcome III: Smallholders benefit from thriving markets
Sustainability has three pillars: environmental, social, and economic. Thriving markets are essential for sustainable improvements in livelihoods. In our case, these are markets in which smallholders can buy, rent and profitably sell, and in which businesses that serve them can thrive. SFSA links smallholders with markets for insurance, seed, and other elements of successful farming. We have made progress in stimulating rural entrepreneurship.
15,000 SFSA-supported enterprises during 2022; 68% growth
On average, 35% of the entrepreneurs are women; 52% rise in the share
More than 16,000 jobs were created (+136%), over half of them for young people
Current impact targets for 2025
At least a 20% net income increase for five million smallholder families
Greater gender equality and youth opportunities across the agricultural sector