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Agropreneurship: growing social change


The term ‘agropreneurship’ reminds us that even the smallest-scale farmers are business-people. Sometimes, in the context of the Committee on World Food Security(CFS) it’s easy to forget  that, because we hear a lot about the differences between the private sector and civil society.

A wise colleague of mine often says: “well, if you’re not for profit – you’re for loss”. And that’s true; farmers and land workers have to make a living! Entrepreneurship in agriculture is great at making this happen. As Marco Marzano de Marinis, World Farmers OrganisationSecretary General said, “Entrepreneurship can create employment and build farmers’ capacity”. But could we take the concept of agropreneurship further – and innovate how we do business in agriculture not just in the economic, but the social sense, too?

Read the full post on the CFS blog here.


Blogpost by Isabella Coin, #CFS43 Social Reporter –

Photo courtesy: Annie Spratt on Unsplash

This post is part of the live coverage during the 43rd Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS), a project GFAR is running in collaboration with CFS. This post is written by two of our social reporters, and represents the authors’ views only.

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