It’s been two years since the 2021 United Nations Food Systems Summit where nations, global leaders and small-scale farmers came together to transform global food systems. So we wanted to ask small-scale farmers what, if anything, has changed for them since 2021? Which issues impact farmers most? What are small-scale farmers’ outlooks on the last 18 months? And what needs to happen to make life better for farming families?
We used mobile phone-based polling alongside radio programs that discussed the issues and brought attention to how people could give their opinions. Rural people in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Tanzania and Uganda called in by the thousands.