Agriculture and Plant Science

Farming and Profitability for Small Scale Farmers

Farming and Profitability for Small Scale Farmers

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Globally most farmers are considered small scale. For some time, small scale farmers have been ignored. But, with the realization that they play a major role in poverty eradication and achieving food security in both developing and developed countries, governments and stakeholders have put in place measures to promote it. This book looks at some profitable small-scale farm enterprises that different stakeholders promote and how to carry them out profitably. The audience will be taken through general characteristics that qualifies a small-scale farmer and some factor that may determine the profitability of the farmers. The book also highlights some small-scale farming schemes like inclusive value chains that help the small-scale farmer to profitably take advantage of the local and global market. By expounding the benefit and dynamics related to small-scale farming, this book shows some of the strategies that small-scale farmers can be transformed to be more profitable. For small-scale farming to be more profitable the book describes some Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) that a farmer can comply with in order to access the Global market.

Nekesah T. Wafullah is a skilled agriculture expert with extensive knowledge in agricultural energy value addition products, agricultural business management services, project management, various forms of fertilizer, their production, sales, marketing aspects and application regimes; cross border fertilizer trade policies; youth and women empowerment and volunteerism. She is adept at project planning and management as well as creating simple solutions to complex problems. She has experience within agricultural markets in Kenya, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)- Bukavu and Lubumbashi and Uganda. She mentors high school and college students and advocates for better performance in Agricultural science. During her free time, she loves editing books, watching movies, cooking, baking, networking, reading, and dancing. Nekesah holds an M Sc. In Agricultural and Applied Economics degree from the University of Nairobi with a major in International Trade and Policy.

Kuria C. Muene is an agriculture graduate with a masters degree in Agricultural and applied economics. He has extensive knowledge in agricultural research, policy analysis, supply chains, project management and crop management. He has experience in the use of data analysis tools that led to high-quality inferences for the betterment of the agriculture sector. He is an avid reader and an outdoor sports enthusiast in his spare time.