Part 33: 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?

(Photo credit: Bernard Pollack)

1. Yohannnes Mariam says:
“I would like to see more agriculture funding directed to Ethiopian farmers.”

2. Tshediso Phahlane, South Africa says:
“I would like more funding to empower women and youth and because youth have a lot of energy to plant more food. In South Africa we still need funding that will focus on this to employ a lot of youths, and men and women. We have high rate of employment if we focused on that we will see the rate of unemployment going down. The best funding that will be focused on planting organic food only.”

3. Nancy Karanja, Urban Harvest, Kenya says:
“There are three areas that require attention and funding for R&D; 1.Small-scale farmers are still using basic, archaic and rudimentary implements which require appropriate/cost effective improvement through participatory research and development. 2.Commercialization of the farmers through strengthened linkage to private sector and consumers (this hinders success of many initiatives due to low purchasing power) 3.Water availability for agriculture to small-scale farmers is still a mirage.

To read other responses, see:

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).
Part 31Theresa Endres (Mali), Gezahegn Ayele, & Kephas Indangasi.
Part 32: Susan Mwangi (Kenya), Keshab Thapa (Nepal) & Francis Lwamugira (Tanzania).

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