Each day we run three of your responses to the question: Where Would You Like to See More Agricultural Funding Directed?
1. Theresa Endres, World Vegetable Center, Mali says:
“I would like to emphasize the need to strengthen a multidisciplinary and holistic research and development approach.”
2. Gezahegn Ayele says:
“I would like to see more funding directed to market development in the context of Value chain.”
3. Kephas Indangasi, Turkana Livestock Development Project, Brussels says:
“The issue of food security, a thematic area where I spend my time making my contribution to facilitate food security of the most vulnerable communities of the ASALs Horn of Africa is my first choice in the following ways. Most of those who are food insecure should be supported to make a contribution towards food production not only for subsistence but also for the market. More funding should be directed toward increasing and safeguarding food production systems among the vulnerable (food insecure communities). Food relief increases the tendency of dependency on others, thus furthering food insecurity, while facilitating those food insecure communities shall enable them to safeguard their sources of food and also make a contribution of food onto the market for those who do not have an opportunity to produce de to being of alternative service or occupation to the society.”
To read more responses see:
Part 26: Farid Waliyar, Paul Barker (Tanzania), Grace Ndungu (Kenya)
Part 27: Tozie Zokufa (South Africa), Krystyna Swiderska (UK), & Al-Hassana Idriss Outman (Senegal)
Part 28: Jan Helsen (Kenya), Charlie Balanon, and Ronia Tanyongana (Tanzania)
Part 29: Eric Kisiangani (Kenya), Stephen Muchiri, & Luis Gasser.
Part 30: Betty Maeda, Mary Mavanza (Tanzania), & Naude Malan (South Africa).
What is your answer? Email me at Dnierenberg@Worldwatch.org or tweet your response to @WorldWatchAg.