Unheard Voices policy and research
Half the world's poor people live
on small farms.
These farmers and their families often go hungry because they cannot grow enough food to feed themselves all year round. With the right kind of support many of these farmers would be able to feed their families and improve their lives.
"Farming yet hungry"
Since 2007, the Unheard Voices campaign has championed the voices of marginal farmers - those who we define as "farming yet hungry". This campaign is rooted in the experiences of vulnerable communities in 28 of the world's poorest countries where Concern works to fight poverty and hunger.
More recently we have decided to focus the campaign on women marginal farmers. Women produce between 60 and 80% of food in most developing countries but have been largely overlooked by both policy makers and other aid agencies.
All of our campaign reports can be downloaded below:
Namangolwa Kandala, married and looking after seven children including four orphans in Mongo District, Zambia told us:
Because of the lack of farming tools we haven't started preparing the fields yet because it's too difficult with hand hoes. We should have started planting already. I know this will affect how much we can harvest. I know there will be hunger.