…related to the organisation of small farmers and food systems, SALSA project provides tools to guide decision-makers in enhancing the contribution of small farms and food businesses to food and nutrition security.
SALSA effectively engages with stakeholders and decision-makers relevant to small farms and food and nutrition security, facilitating a dialogue that cuts across classical boundaries in research, policy and practice.
In order to achieve its goal – enabling small farmers and food businesses – SALSA project has a set of clear objectives:
- To thoroughly assess the current role of small farms and small food businesses in achieving sustainable Food and Nutrition Security (FNS).
- To evaluate the means by which small farms can respond to the expected increase in demand for food.
- To assess the capacity of small farms and small food businesses to contribute to FNS under alternative future scenarios for 2030/50
- To help better tailor international cooperation (in particular EU-Africa) and research
- To establish a Community of Practice and to enhance the use of FAO’s channels as well as European and African networks and platforms.
All this information will ground the recommendations for future laws and funding, to support a more integrated agriculture that reduces waste, uses fewer resources, and brings producers closer to consumers.