Part 38: 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. Bruce Murphy, Australia says:
“This is a very difficult question for Africa. Consideration must be given to: Building up a surplus of food products and securing it;  providing funding only to those who really need help and who are not at war, etc.; funding also needs to be shared with those who are most long-suffering. The end answer is to consider the eligible countries and then divide up funds in proportion to the above three considerations.”

2.Richard Haigh, Enaleni Farm, South Africa says:
“I would like to see more funding directed towards promoting the awareness and marketing of small-scale farming with landrace animals and crops, their value, ecological footprint and local resilience”

3. Paul Van Mele, Africa Rice Center, Benin says:
“I believe more investment is needed in developing high quality farmer training videos and in making sure that local language versions of these videos reach the predominantly illiterate rural communities.”

To read more responses see:

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
Part 37: Richard Twine (UK), Yiching Song, & Abdelmunem Ahmed (Palestine)

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