This Learning Alliance (LEA4) promoted analysis and discussion of how recent agricultural policies in Latin America aimed at integrating small-scale farms into large-scale agro-businesses have performed. It consisted of an online exchange and learning activities addressed to pre-selected experts from Africa, Asia and Latin America. Good practices and case studies were presented and analysed by contributors from these three regions, and these discussions were then reviewed and summarised by a Latin American Moderator. Members exchanged, learned and reflected on themes and experiences related to small-scale farming and rural development from their own countries. The focus was the challenges faced by small-scale farmers as they attempt to escape poverty by increasing their participation in the market economy, while also seeking to manage their natural resource base in a sustainable way.
ELLA. ELLA Learning Alliance on Small-scale Farming - Summary: Promoting Small-scale Sustainable Farming and Rural Development. ELLA, Practical Action Consulting, Lima, Peru (2014) 3 pp.