The G8 and G20 activity in Ontario makes it timely to introduce an anti-rural poverty campaign I learned about at the recent International Federation of Agricultural Journalists congress in Belgium, called Farmers Fighting Poverty. It’s led by an NGO based in The Netherlands, Agriterra, whose head of communications, Jose van Gelder (pictured below), provides the guest blog posted on the Agriterra site. Be sure to check out the campaign’s new video there.

World leaders say they want to end poverty and promote ecomonic stability. That’s great, but without farmer stability, any significant measure of recovery will be shortlived.  

Jose van Gelder, Agriterra head of communications