There are many problems that small- and medium-scale farmers face, largely due to man-made conflicts, climate change, and economic downturns. After decades of steady decline, the number of people who suffer from hunger as measured by the prevalence of undernourishment began to slowly increase again since 2015.
If recent trends continue, the number of people affected by hunger would surpass 840 million by 2030.United Nations, 2021
It is to the extent of these problems that our vision is orientated because we can either make our existing farmland a lot more productive or we can clear-cut forests to make more farmland that would be environmentally disastrous.
If the food sector is unable to deliver, nobody wins. We feel, just like Andrew Youn, that these problems are very solvable, provided that we take the right strategies
To play a role, not only as a service provider but as empowerment to enable small-scale farmers by implementing a holistic medium-term program to deliver quick, and ease the acute scarcity of skilled personnel for agriculture development. We focus on empowerment because we believe in amplifying the voices and choices of local inhabitants to start a self-sustaining development.
While water scarcity is the most important biophysical factor, it is easily forgotten that small and medium-scale farmers face countless other problems in reaching their potential; socioeconomic, biophysical, and technical problems are just a few of the many constraints they face nowadays.
With the knowledge of the field practitioners, Harvest Artists is not coming to aid endangered smallholder farmers by telling them what to do. We firmly believe in the local private sector, to be an innovative and productive receptor that adds economic value and creates wealth. We feel that our NGO is distinctively different by the accessibility and the intensiveness of our training programs which are tailor-made to the inhabitant’s regions, in addition to unique tailor-made aftercare and a self-sustaining improvement roadmap.
We are no charity, we are bigger than that. We are here to rebuild a robust, resilient, and sustainable agricultural development, to ease the acute scarcity of domestic products for now, and later.