GFAR blog, Partnerships for impact

The many P’s of Partnership


….”Peace”, “partnerships”, “projects”, “production”, “perspectives”, “participation” and “passion”, to name just a few.

I don’t think I’ve ever heard so many ‘p’ words together in my life!

This was no English class on alliteration but instead a side event on How Cross-Sectoral Partnerships Help Smallholders Deliver a More Food Secure Future held at CFS44 organised by CABIIFADCropLife International and the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, Myanmar.

Partnerships in any walk of life rely on information exchange and trust between people. It is no different for supporting farmers to grow more and lose less.

A real world example of a pepper farmer in China dealing with crop pests demonstrates the value of partnerships.

Ma Jixiang from Zhongtun village noticed that his plants looked ‘listless’. He was very concerned for his family as the crop provides their main income, covering his daughter’s university tuition fees. Looking for a solution he attended a mobile Plantwise plant clinic.

Read the full post on the CFS blog here.

This blogpost covers the CFS44 side event: “How Cross-Sectoral Partnerships Help Smallholders Deliver a More Food Secure Future”

Blogpost by Teddy Searight, #CFS44 Social Reporter – T.Searight(at)
Photo credit: “erin m” on Flickr

This post is part of the live coverage during the 44th Session of the Committee on World Food Security, a social media project supported by GFAR. This post is written by one of our social reporters, and represents the author’s views only.

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