Aid impact on small-scale farmers

19 Jun 2015

Diane Abbott MP:
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make an
assessment of the implications for her Department's policies on corporate
partnerships of the findings of the report of the Independent Commission for
Aid Impact, Business in Development, published in May 2015; and what steps she
plans to take to ensure that UK aid protects the livelihoods of small-scale


Grant Shapps MP:

DFID published its management response to the Independent Commission for Aid
Impact’s Business in Development report on 11 June. The management response sets out the
eight actions DFID will take in response to ICAI’s findings on DFID’s work with
the private sector, including our corporate partnerships.

Thereare many ways in which DFID protects the livelihoods of small-scale farmers,
for example by helping 6 million farmers in 40 countries across Asia and Africa
adapt to climate change, securing the right to land and property for 5.8
million people (including 2.6 million women), and funding research into new technologies
to increase productivity. We will make further programming decisions during the
forthcoming spending review.

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