Stand up for small-scale farmers Martin Tiedemann 24th May 2012 Share 0 Tweet Tonight, one in seven of us around the world will go to bed hungry. It’s a huge injustice that must be addressed. Rio+20, the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, could be a major opportunity for us to put things right. For small scale farmers with the right tools, training and investment, the sky’s the limit. Small scale farmers like Betty in Kenya, pictured above, already feed nearly one-in-three people on earth. Betty has joined a co-operative, which means she can pool her resources with other farmers to grow more food and secure fairer prices. Helping small-scale farmers to grow more is the best way to make sure everyone has enough to eat. Rio+20 is just weeks away, so we have no time to lose. Join Oxfam and The Co-operative to ask the UK Government to champion small-scale farmers and co-operatives at the summit. You take the action. We take it to the government. Together, we can help make sure there’s enough food for everyone. Please sign the petition here Oxfam and The Co-operative are asking for the UK government to champion small-scale farmers and co-operatives at the United Nations Rio+20 summit.