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Farmers are the ones ploughing money into agriculture

Date Published: 
12/07/2012
Summary: 

New data compiled for the Food and Agriculture Organisation's State of Food and Agriculture report, published on Thursday, shows that farmers are, by far, the greatest source of investment in agriculture. (..) Farmers' investment decisions are directly influenced by the investment climate in which they operate. In other words, the crucial factor in stimulating agricultural investment is not the size of government investments – although these need to grow too – but whether, and to what extent, developing country governments can provide adequate conditions for farmers to invest.