The agricultural sector is where the majority of poor people make their living; is the engine of overall economic growth & poverty reduction.
Historically, agricultural growth typically preceded economic growth in the high-income industrial countries.
It is possible to register growth in GDP & still have 60% of the populas living on $1 a day? No. Nations must reduce poverty — developing agriculture is the solution for many nations.
We support the efforts to create Food Security. Certain factors will directly effect the success or failure of that effort:
1. There are trade-offs between a fast track to caloric sufficiency & the needs of rural sociology
2. Crop production using the correct technology in an arena of free trade
3. Rural property rights
4. Smallholders need some degree of revenue certainty & access to markets
5. Open, trust-based markets play a key role
6. Governments must create infrastructure to support access to supplies & markets
Poverty can be defeated with employment which requires education & training.
Investment in youth potential & the skills needed to drive agriculture & the manufacturing, processing, service & logistics sector is critical to the achieve food security.
FDC-Texas utilizes a coalition of classroom & in-the-field experience as the backbone of its training methodology. For the advanced studies, we have a strong relationships with major universities & selected trade institutions where our employees & partners can gain further training.