Empowering People

Small Farm Services

Knowledge Intense, Local Specific, Environmentally Sound

Farmer owned cooperatives, grower associations or individual farmers continue to increase in popularity, and FDC-Texas can assist in creating sustainable operations among the smaller farmer sectors. 

Enhancing Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability

The achievement of these goals can be facilitated through the formation of Grower Associations and Cooperative Operations. This can be complemented by creating water conservation systems, such as simple drip irrigation packages that aim for “More Crops Per Drop” in 1-2 hectare units. The use of specialized seeds and natural predation can further enhance agricultural productivity. It’s also important to develop cropping projections and understand national requirements. Opportunities can be given through agribusiness training, and support can be provided through specialized equipment. Assistance in food processing and storage is also crucial. Lastly, the creation of marketing consortiums can help in the effective distribution and sale of agricultural products. 

 Current Small Farmer Status

Worldwide there are 400 million small farmers. Africa is currently fed by 33 million small farmers, these farms producing 85% of Africa’s food. These small farms employ 65% of Africa’s population. The average small farm is 2ha or less. Many of these farms are women-owned and operated.


FDC has long-standing relationships with several Universities and Technical institutions that can join us in our goal to increase the number of qualified personnel needed to assume the responsibility of increasing food production to meet ever-growing demands.

FDC-Texas training includes all spectrum of the social & agribusiness sectors

We are involved in agriculture development and helping poor farmers increase their productivity and income. We make a wide range of financial services available to people in developing countries. Through Policy, Advocacy, and Special Initiatives we increase awareness of global development issues, identifying and promoting powerful solutions and advocating for more effective investments in agribusiness. In approaching Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene; FDC invests in effective sanitation approaches that will contribute to a world free of hunger where families can lead healthier and more productive lives. We also create agriculture technology centers, including anchor farms, which can serve as training centers for regional small farms.

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Training our personal

Potential Training Program for Agricultural Excellence

The program could include Agricultural Economics as the basis for Co-ops, Grower Associations, and State-owned facilities, Agronomics with full aspects of production including GM seeds, Farm Production Technologies that teach modern machinery operations and maintenance, Management principles like LEAN, Six Sigma, CRM, SCM, SPS, techniques for Irrigation, Drainage, and Water Conservation, Livestock, Poultry, and Aquaculture with turn-key packages, Food Processing which includes sanitation, storage, transportation, and packaging, and finally, Marketing strategies for unlocking domestic and export possibilities along with developing branding. This comprehensive approach could provide a solid foundation for those involved in the agricultural sector.

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