SDG target: Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers, in particular women, indigenous peoples, family farmers, pastoralists, and fishers
Previously, we’ve had to put “insufficient data” under agricultural productivity. This chart doesn’t measure the SDG target per se, but it represents a breakthrough because for the first time we have relevant data that is comparable across countries. Although small-scale producers vastly outnumber large-scale producers in almost all these countries, they earn just a fraction of the income, because they lack access to financial services, improved inputs like seeds and fertilizer, agricultural knowledge, and efficient markets. In addition, both small- and large-scale producers tend to earn less in sub-Saharan Africa than in other regions.