What we do for agriculture sustainability?

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“There are more than 570 million farms in the world. More than 90% of farms are run by an individual or a family and rely primarily on family labor. Family farms occupy a large share of the world’s agricultural land and produce about 80% of the world’s food” (“The State of Food and Agriculture 2014” Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) 

According to the UN, more than 1 billion people are starving in the world, and by 2050 this figure will increase to 3 billion. The amount of land suitable for farming is limited and it is often not possible to increase existing areas suitable for farming and pastoralism. However, many farms around the world cannot use the full potential of the land due to the use of manual labor, the lack of the necessary infrastructure, and the lack of access to modern technologies. Most of these farms are in developing countries. Due to the inability to effectively use existing agricultural land, the problem of hunger and migration arises. We saw a lot of abandoned farms because people are desperate, disappointed, they don’t see any more prospects and sense in farming. Their children will never return from the cities to continue farming, because they saw that it was exhausting low-income work. This problem can be solved by the modernization of existing farms.

What we can do for this?

“Farmers often face high initial costs and long payoff periods when making improvements. This can prove to be a prohibitive disincentive, especially in the absence of secure land rights and of access to financing and credit. Farmers are also unlikely to undertake costly activities and practices that generate public goods (such as environmental conservation) without compensation or local collective action” (“The State of Food and Agriculture 2014” Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) 

More than 500 million farms around the world are on the brink of survival and earn less than €2 a day. These farms use manual labor, there is lack water and electricity, and farms are built from whatever materials farmers can find, make their own, or purchase at extremely low prices. Due to low income and poor looking farms, farmers have no access to credit. State support and support from foundations is insufficient or non-existent.

We want people all over the world to respond to this problem and help improve the condition of farms, give farmers the opportunity to develop, avoid hunger and migration. By funding projects directly, people will be able to watch how farms are transformed by joint efforts, and the whole world follows them.

We support projects aimed at improving agricultural infrastructure in the field of electrification, use of clean energy, automation on farms in developing countries.