Markets could play a strong role in reducing rural poverty in SAT regions. But many constraints along the value chain have to be addressed for smallholder agriculture to benefit from agricultural markets -- from appropriate infrastructure, policies and institutions to capacity building and the access to technologies and capital.
> 60% - Percentage of rural Africans who have to walk more than 2 km to reach an all-season road
< 10% – Seeds purchased from formal markets in Africa
Around 30% – Smallscale farmers sell staple grains in Eastern and Southern Africa