“I am appealing to academic people — they must come and work with us” Nomonde Kweza, subsistence farmer in South Africa

A recent study of Ceres2030 found that 95 % of academic papers on smallholders were actually not relevant to the needs smallholders and their families (https://lnkd.in/ddKtQaxm) . How can science support the needs of smallholder farmers around the world? The SLE and the Hochschule für nachhaltige Entwicklung Eberswalde asked farmers in Germany, England, Indonesia, and South Africa how they make use of science, and what they need from universities/academic researchers to shape their transformation processes.

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