Small-scale soya farming can outperform large-scale agricultural investments

March 2017
IIED Briefing (Sophia Baumert and Isilda Nhantumbo)

The investigation of soya production in Central Mozambique presented here suggests small-scale farming can produce similar profits to large-scale operations and better social outcomes. Concentrating only on large-scale investments can mean forgoing opportunities for rural development and poverty reduction. With the right support, poorer households can develop market-oriented farming that contributes to local value chains at many levels.