European countries devote small percentages of their national income to international aid, but these add up to colossal amounts – in the UK, for example, 0.7 per cent amounts to £11 billion a year.
How can governments ensure they are getting the most bang for their buck and actually contribute to sustainable solutions for the world’s poor?
Escaping the poverty trap begins with having enough food on your table and enough money in your pocket. For more than 500 million smallholder farmers all over the world, this means producing enough on two hectares (or less) of land to eat, and also having surplus to sell.
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