Part 36: 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. Robert Goodland, formerly of the World Bank, USA says:

“Here are my recommendations: (a) Funding for those who lose their livestock due to disruptive climate events to develop new livelihoods. (b) Funding for ongoing comprehensive tracking of greenhouse gases attributable to livestock products and alternatives — as per the widely-cited Worldwatch article by Jeff Anhang and me.

2. Yao M. Afantchao, University of the District of Columbia, USA says:

“Based upon my experience through my involvement in agricultural endeavors in Africa and the USA, I would suggest that resources be made available to help farmers with basic infrastructure. Investment in proven solutions, such as sustainable approaches to the use of land and water, and affordable and appropriate agricultural and food technology. It is imperative that feeder roads be constructed for food crops to reach markets. When these crucial areas are satisfied then all other related needs can be resolved easier.”

3. Queresh Noordin says:

“I would use the money to strengthen community based extension systems including revolving funds for agricultural investments and marketing (community based marketing systems linked to private sector).”

What is your answer? Email me at Dnierenberg@Worldwatch.org or tweet your response to @WorldWatchAg

To read other responses, see:

Part 31Theresa Endres (Mali), Gezahegn Ayele, & Kephas Indangasi.
Part 32: Susan Mwangi (Kenya), Keshab Thapa (Nepal) & Francis Lwamugira (Tanzania).
Part 33: Yohannnes Mariam, Tshediso Phahlane (South Africa), & Nancy Karanja (Kenya).
Part 34: Victor Gatonye Kuria (Kenya), Ahamad Kyaruzi (Tanzania), & Frank Place (Kenya).
Part 35: Michael Misiko (Benin), Emmanuel M. Haambote (Zambia), Anton Ferreira

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