Smallholder risk management solutions (SRMS)

Programmes aimed at increasing agricultural productivity often do not consider farmers’ perceptions of trade-offs and synergies, as a result many interventions have not reached some of the poorest and most vulnerable farmers, including women. However, these farmers are able to ‘produce more with less’ by intensifying their production in a sustainable way that also increases their resilience to shocks and stresses.

The Smallholder risk management solutions (SRMS) project seeks to contribute to more effective policies and investments that are better targeted to the needs of poorer farmers and women – policies that support these farmers to adopt and adapt sustainable agricultural intensification (SAI) via enabling environments that facilitate the management of trade-offs and synergies for resilience, sustainability and productivity.