Part 21: Where Would You Like to See More Agricultural Funding Directed?

Each day we run three of your responses to the question: Where Would You Like to See More Agricultural Funding Directed?

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1. Puspa R. Tiwari, PROLINNOVA, Nepal says:

“While talking about funding towards agriculture, I think it should be directed towards development of efficient food systems. For example niche to large scale food systems which helps to feed people in the particular region by reducing fuel consumption in transportation of goods. It reduces greenhouse gases which helps to bring climate resilient food system through decreasing climate extreme event vulnerability.”

2. Johan Staal, Agriprom, Netherlands says:

“I would like agricultural funding to be directed to collection and distribution centres and cooling facilities. I believe a major issue is the problem for small farmers to market their products and have access to large buyers in Europe for instance. Any country with sufficient production should have cooling warehouses where product can be collected, stored, loaded and distributed. Tanzania, for instance, has enough land for cash crop production but no infrastructure.”

3. Kevin Kamp, CARE, USA says:

“Funding should be directed towards the empowerment of small farmers, in particular women and youth, with the goal of building greater knowledge, social and financial capital to engage in more sustainable, intensified and diversified farming practices. Farming practices should focus on knowledge intensive agriculture systems which are more resilient, environmentally sustainable, locally appropriate and economic viable as opposed to chemically intensive. Funding should be directed at farming systems which address the multifaceted needs of farming households including food which supports appropriate feeding practices, income and markets which generate capital accumulation at the lowest possible levels.”

Part 1: Dave Andrews (USA), Dave Johnstone (Cameroon), & Pierre Castagnoli (Italy)
Part 2
: Paul Sinandja (Togo), Dov Pasternak (Niger), & Pascal Pulvery (France)
Part 3
Christine McCulloch (UK), Hans R Herren (USA), & Amadou Niang.
Part 4
: Michel Koos (Netherlands), Don Seville (USA), & Ron Gretlarson
Part 5
Shahul Salim, Roger Leakey (Kenya), & Monty P Jones (Ghana)
Part 6
: Calestous Juma (USA), Ray Anderson (USA), & Rob Munro (Zambia)
Part 7
: Tom Philpott (USA), Grace Mwaura, & Thangavelu Vasantha Kumaran
Part 8
: Peter Mietzner (Namibia), Madyo Couto (Mozambique), & Norman Thomas Uphoff (USA)
Part 9
: Tilahun Amede (Ethiopia), Shree kumar Maharjan (Nepal), & Ashwani Vasishth (USA)
Part 10Mary Shawa (Malawi), Wayne S. Teel (USA), & Bell Okello (Kenya)
Part 11
: Mark Wells (South Africa), Pashupati Chaudhary (USA), & Megan Putnam (Ghana)
Part 12
: David Wallinga (USA), Ysabel Vicente, & Esperance Zossou (Benin)
Part 13
: Susi Basith (Indonesia), Diana Husic (USA), & Carolina Cardona (Togo)
Part 14
Rachel Friedman, Jennifer Geist (USA), & Lowden Stoole
Part 15
: Antonio Requejo, Alexandra Spieldoch (USA), & Daniele Giovannucci (USA)
Part 16
: Mary Njenga (Kenya), Mabel Toribio, & Makere Stewart-Harawira (Canada)
Part 17: Dale Lewis (Zambia), Chris Ojiewo (Tanzania), & Molly Mattessich (USA)
Part 18
: Gregory Bowman (USA), Lucila Nunes de Vargas, and Caroline Smith
Part 19: Tesfom Solomon (Sweden), Sahr Lebbie (USA), & Jenny Goldie (Austrialia)
Part 20: Steven Sweet, Vicki Lipski, & Viola Ransel

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