Most of the world’s poor and food insecure are farmers working small plots of land. The Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates nearly 900 million people in the world are food insecure, and about half of those are from small farming communities. Sequoia Farm Foundation invests in applied research to improve production practices for smallholder farmers in developing countries in Latin America and Africa. Sequoia Farm Foundation research takes place in partnership with leading agricultural research Universities on four foundation-operated farms in Arizona, Illinois, Nebraska and South Africa totaling 18,500 acres.