USDA Initiatives to Assist Small Scale Agriculture

Dr. Orville G. Bentley, Assistant Secretary, Science and Education Department, recently announced the creation of a USDA Working Group on Small Farm Resource Development. The Working Group is responsible for 1) providing program and policy leadership and facilitating communications for USDA on Small Farm Resource Development; 2) identifying existing programs and activities in order to determine what steps should be taken to strengthen support for small farm operators; 3) establishing an orderly method to provide technical assistance and information to small farm operators; 4) recommending steps USDA should take to further address this national concern; and 5) reviewing, and as feasible, implementing the pertinent recommendations filed by the various Departmental Task Forces bearing upon small-scale agriculture. The effort is relatively new; however, the gains are already significant. Discussed were achievements and how the Working Group may impact or benefit "Small Farm Systems in the Caribbean."

Issue Date:
Oct 21 1984
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
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