Blind Budgets: Budget transparency and public spending for small-scale producers

Report
from Oxfam
Published on 23 Jul 2013 View Original

In Latin America and the Caribbean, national budgets remain blind to the special needs and priorities of small-scale producers. This undercuts the productivity and food security of millions of women and men who manage small-scale farming operations and provide up to 60 per cent of the food supply. With a new index, Oxfam evaluates budget transparency, accountability, and participation for small-scale producers in the region, and outlines priority areas of improvement. Addressing these would help deliver more and better investment, sustainable livelihoods, and a secure food supply for producers and consumers across the region.