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This is still true of about 80 million rural farmers in Nigeria.This lack of knowledge and resources among rural farmers contributes substantially to global food insecurity. After all, in the developing world, rural smallholders -- most of whom own less than 4 hectares of farmland -- comprise the majority of all farmers. The result is widespread food insecurity. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, more than 820 million people worldwide lacked access to sufficient food in 2017; more than 2 billion people experience deficiencies of key micronutrients; and more than half of the people living in low-income countries are not sure where their next meal will come from. If current trends hold, the amount of food being grown will feed only half of the world population by 2050 .Success will require a commitment from both governments and the private sector to help rural farmers shift to sustainable -- and profitable -- agricultural practices.
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