Part IX: 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. Tilahun Amede, CGIAR Challenge Programme on Water & Food (CPWF), Ethiopia says:

“I would like to see more agriculture funding allocated to capacity building of small-scale farmers to innovate and respond to risks; for instance in post-harvest handling, branding their produces, forecasting market opportunities etc.”

2. Shree kumar Maharjan, Nepal says:

“I think hard cash money should be invested to reduce food insecurity and hunger focusing developing countries. At the same time, we should also think to have little or no environmental impacts, as climate change is major concern for most of the developing countries. Poor and vulnerable countries and people are mostly at risk from climate change impacts rather than developed and rich ones. So money should be invested to build adaptive capacity of the rural poor by diversifying their livelihood options to reduce food insecurity and hunger in the world.”

3. Ashwani Vasishth, Ramapo College, USA says:

“It seems to me that more–way more–funding needs to go toward a) training programs that advance appropriate technology in agriculture (read, alternatives to resource-, chemical-, and fertilizer-intensive conventional practices), and b) mechanisms that make well-designed and implemented micro-credit lending available to small farmers everywhere.”

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).
See Part III to hear from Christine McCulloch (UK), Hans R Herren (VA), and Amadou Niang (Mali).
See  Part IV to hear from Michel Koos (Netherlands), Don Seville (USA), and Ron Gretlarson.
See Part V to hear from Shahul Salim, Roger Leakey (Kenya), and Monty P Jones (Ghana).
See Part VI to hear from Calestous Juma (USA), Ray Anderson (USA), and Rob Munro (Zambia).
See Part VII to hear from Tom Philpott (USA),  Grace Mwaura, and Thangavelu Vasantha Kumaran.
See Part VII to hear from Peter Mietzner (Namibia), Madyo Couto (Mozambique), and Norman Thomas Uphoff (USA)

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