Business for Development is an organisation that is looking to help businesses become more sustainable. The organisation is also working towards helping improve the livelihoods of farmers around Australia, Asia Pacific, and Africa. And by improving the approach to agriculture and linking them to various resources like markets, Business for Development can help lift these farmers out of rural poverty.
Today there are 500 million smallholder farmers live in rural poverty, and more than 2 billion people depend on them for their livelihoods.
That’s 26.7% of the world’s population, who struggle to fulfill their basic needs.
Business for Development lifts these farmers out of rural poverty by improving their approach to agriculture and linking them to markets, partners, information, capital, and resources.
When farmers prosper, their communities prosper too. When farmers have extra income, they invest in their children’s education and health, they build businesses in their communities. As a result, the ecosystem of the community shifts towards a positive spiral out of entrenched poverty. And when they practice climate-smart farming techniques, the environment around them benefits as well, so that future generations can grow food and are economically empowered.