Organzational overview

OUR MISSION


Smallholders Foundation established in Jan. 2003 is a national non-governmental organization which promotes sustainable agricultural development, environmental conservation and market access beneficial to rural poor small farmers, through educational radio programs and in-field practical demonstrations. We are incorporated by The Corporate Affairs Commission of Nigeria.

The Smallholders Foundation was founded to complement the efforts of the government in tackling extreme poverty and hunger facing smallholder farmers. Our goal is to remove the constraints that have caused small scale agricultural growth in Nigeria to lag behind other nations. We work to reverse smallholder’s poor access to extension services, poor access to microcredit, poor access to land, low produce prices, the relatively poor access to markets, poor soil condition, the unavailability of water for agriculture, low livestock management by smallholders and inability of smallholders to take charge in managing abundant natural resources appropriately.

 

We design and broadcast educational radio programs together with field practical agricultural, environmental and market access demonstrations which enable smallholders living in rural communities choose what commodities to produce, what technologies to utilize for such production, for whom to produce, when to produce and at what price to sell such products.

 

 

OUR VISION

 

To enable small farmers overcome poverty !!!

 

WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT US

 

>> "I appreciate your dedication to creating positive change"

William Jefferson Clinton-April 30, 2011

42nd President of the United States of America.

 

>> "The Smallholders Foundation station broadcast 10 hours of agricultural programing daily, keeping locals up to date on everything from soil management to cassava prices at nearby markets "

FAST Company Magazine-June 2011.

 

>> "The Smallholders Foundation informs, educates and improves the livelihood of our farmers using radio educational and field practical demonstrations "

NEXT Newspapers Nigeria, February 27, 2011.

 

>> "The Smallholders Farmers Rural Radio is one of the most outstanding examples of creative and innovative e-content addressing UN Millennium Development Goals. ";

Prof. Dr. Peter A. Bruck-July 2010 Chairman of the Board, World Summit Youth Award.

 

>> "The Smallholders Foundation has triggered a silent revolution in rural areas of Imo State in Nigeria.";

Qatar Tribune, Friday December 10, 2010.

 

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