Prolinnova presented at migration conference in Malta

The strong flows of migrants into Europe have raised awareness of the need to promote economic opportunities and development in the Global South in order to address the root causes of displacement and migration. For its 2015 Annual Conference, the Malta National Contact Point of the European Migration Network invited a presentation of Prolinnova’s work with small-scale farmer innovators.

On 3 December 2015 in Sliema, Malta, Ann Waters-Bayer from the Prolinnova International Support Team outlined the importance of family farming for global food and nutrition security as well as for vibrant and equitable economies and societies. Recognising and enhancing farmers’ capacities to experiment, to innovate and to adapt – also to identify new opportunities in the local economy – can encourage many rural people, including the youth, to remain in farming and/or to engage in agri-food enterprises.