Roger Thurow

Roger Thurow is a senior fellow for global agricultural development at The Chicago Council on Global Affiars. He is the author of The Last Hunger Season - A Year in an African Farm Community on the Brink of Change and Enough: Why the World's Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty.

By Roger Thurow


Smallholder Financing: Meeting Demand Between Harvests

For smallholder farms, expenses come early in the season before the planting while income arrives only several months later with the harvest. How, then, can these farmers access the cash they need to plant their crops and, more importantly, to survive between harvests?