Tribute to the unsung heroes of small-scale food production
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ILRI. 2011. Tribute to the unsung heroes of small-scale food production. Photofilm. Nairobi, Kenya: ILRI.
Permanent link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10568/16411
Internet URL: http://youtu.be/nkFhlF3e8Ik
A hitherto disregarded vast group of farmers – those who farm both crops and livestock – hold the key to feeding the world in coming years. Most of the world's 'mixed' farmers are smallholders tending rice paddies or cultivating maize and beans while raising a few animals. An ILRI-led research report indicates that this group is likely to play the biggest role in global food security over the next several decades (see ILRI Corporate Report 2009-2010, 'Back to the Future: Revisiting mixed crop-livestock systems'). This photofilm celebrates these 'unsung heroes' – both the mixed farmers themselves and their farm animals.