The United Nations has created a framework of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which outline a universal, integrated and transformative vision for a better world. The first of these goals is to end extreme poverty by 2030 -- an ambitious goal requiring the support and collaboration of country governments, the private sector, NGOs and individuals.
Smallholder farmers are integral, yet often overlooked actors in ending extreme poverty and hunger. When farmers prosper, their communities do too. Reducing food insecurity, eliminating waste, and bringing progress to rural communities are just some of the benefits these food heroes offer our world. However, they face numerous risks to their agricultural production and livelihoods on a daily basis.
Devex and CropLife invite you to join us for a livestreamed conversation exploring how new innovations can help boost smallholder livelihoods and, in turn, work to achieve SDG 1.