Developing Countries: Agriculture
23 Jan 2015Ms Diane Abbott MP
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that UK aid programmes protect the resilience of small-scale farmers.
Answered by Mr Desmond Swayne on 2 February 2015:
The Department for International Development (DFID) funds numerous projects around the world to build climate and economic resilience, including that of small-scale farmers. These are listed on the Development Tracker http://devtracker.dfid.gov.uk/. Two examples of global programmes include: support to the International Fund for Agricultural Development over five years to deliver the Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture (ASAP) programme, which aims to support six million smallholder farmers in the most vulnerable countries; and the recently launched the Building Resilience and Adapting to Climate Extremes and Disasters programme (BRACED) to deliver interventions to build the resilience of 5 million people in 13 countries, including in the Sahel, that are at most risk of climate extremes.