The Problem Farming remains the dominant economic activity among the global poor, but many small-scale farmers lack the resources, training, or funds to increase their farm’s productivity. Family farmers often lack start up capital to buy basics such as seeds and fertilizer, and many live in remote regions that make it difficult to access these supplies. Moreover, without proper agricultural training, farmers often do not know how to optimize agricultural output. For many farmers, translating harvests into profit presents an additional hurdle. Pest infestations, rotting crops, lack of storage facilities, and difficulties navigating local trade networks are some of the issues that prevent farmers from getting the most from their harvests.