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New on Our Knowledge Center: Economic impact of smallholder farmers in East Africa

Published on April 03, 2019

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Economic impact of smallholder farmers in East Africa is an infographic by the Exchange Tanzania that breaks down statistics on smallholder farms in the East African Community (EAC). It is part of the paper's "the Indicator" series, which also includes an infographic on EAC exports.This week's indicator was 19,675,110, the estimated number of smallholder farms in EAC countries. The infographic points out that within the EAC these smallholder farms contribute roughly 30-40% of gross domestic product (GDP), employ roughly 70-80% of citizens, and produce approximately 70% of the food that people in EAC countries consume every day. Despite their impact, smallholder farms continue to be among the most underserved markets in the world.

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