Cultivating Seeds

For Food Security in El Salvador

Publication date: 3 juin 2015

Family farming and small-scale agriculture play an important role in food production. However, limited access to resources such as land, water, seeds, and finance can be a barrier for these farmers to access markets under equitable conditions; such obstacles are even greater for women.

Public policies that focus on overcoming these obstacles not only help to improve the performance of the sector overall, they further stimulate the local economy, create jobs and generate income, contribute to reducing inequality and poverty, and make strides toward ensuring food security and food sovereignty.