Part III: Where Would You Like to See More Agricultural Funding Directed?

Each day we are posting three of your responses to the question: Where Would You Like to See More Agricultural Funding Directed?

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1. Christine McCulloch, School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom says:

“We need more research on means of food preservation and storage to reduce food loss during marketing and within households.”

2. Hans R Herren, Millennium Institute, USA says:

“More investments are needed in sustainable agricultural research to make up for the shortcomings of the past 50 years of research which focused on high input agriculture. Its time to invest in agroecology and organic farming practices, make sure that the innovations reach the farmers and these are supported in integrating them with their knowledge. The farmers must also have a feedback mechanism to the scientists.”

3. Amadou Niang says:

“I suggest funding be directed to small scale farmers linking to issues like food security, nutrition and income.”

See  PART I to hear from Dave Andrews (USA), Dave Johnstone (Cameroon), and Pierre Castagnoli (Italy).

See Part II to hear from Paul Sinandja (Togo), Dov Pasternak (Niger), and Pascal Pulvery (France)

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

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