Part 52: 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?

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1. Chris Reij, Center for International Cooperation, VU University Amstersterdam, Netherlands says:

“My suggestion would be to direct more funding to the expansion and improvement of agroforestry systems as this allows farmers to build more complex, more productive and drought resilient farming systems, which at the same time help farmers adapt to climate change, sequester carbon and increase biodiveristy.”

2. Matty Demont, Africa Rice Center, Senegal says:

“I would like to see more agricultural funding directed towards demand issues, development of food standards, value chain analysis, generic promotion, and enhancement of food quality. These issues are currently under-researched in my opinion.”

3. Ann Waters-Bayer, ETC EcoCulture, Germany says:

“I would like to see more agriculture funding directed to farmer groups or organisations that are deciding about and managing their own research, drawing in other “supporting actors” – for example, subject-matter specialists, farmer experts from other areas, scientists – where the farmers see fit.”

To read more responses, see:

Part 47: Reed Sims (USA), Karen Soeters (Netherlands), & Kebebe Ergano
Part 48: @FoodSecurityNet, Howarth Bouis, & Roger Serunjogi (Uganda)
Part 49: Quintino Cabral Quade (São Tomé & Príncipe), Jill M. Smith Warning (USA), & Kathleen Guillozet (Ethiopia)
Part 50: Njoh Wanduku (Cameroon), Brian Cady, & Brian Nugent (Kenya)
Part 51: Gideon Behar (Senegal), Benjamin Tchoffo (Cameroon), & Stephanie Hanson (Kenya)

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