Each day we run three of your responses to the question: Where Would You Like to See More Agricultural Funding Directed?
Women innovators in Abokobi, Ghana (photo credit: Bernard Pollack)
1. Richard Twine, ESRC Centre for Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics, United Kingdom says:
“Different parts of the world have different needs but generally speaking we need a de-emphasis on funding for livestock agriculture and a mixture of science and social science research that foregrounds the potential contribution of agriculture to biodiversity, poverty alleviation, health and climate change mitigation. Yet policy promoting any sort of science-led solution is bound to come unstuck unless it tackles head-on the various vested interests that presently exist in promoting unsustainable production and consumption.”
2. Yiching Song says:
“I would like to see more funding support projects that support rural farming women as they are the majority of small-scale farmers contributing to food security, natural resource and biodiversity management, etc., yet with limited recognition and supporting.”
3. Abdelmunem Ahmed, Palestine says:
“For sustainable investment of our money, it should be oriented to the sustainable sectors; I think that the most sustainable sector is organic farming.
To read other responses, see:
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.
Part 36: Robert Goodland (USA), Yao M. Afantchao (USA), & Queresh Noordin.