Each day we are posting three of your responses to the question: Where Would You Like to See More Agricultural Funding Directed?
1. Shahul Salim says:
“More Agricultural funding should be directed towards creating more infrastructure and cold chain facilities to nullify or minimize the wastage of agricultural produces. In third world countries, the wastage of food ingredients because of lack of proper storage facilities is an issue to be addressed along with the strategies of increasing food production.
Agricultural funding policy aimed at increasing the productivity,along with assured fair price to producers with good cold chain facilities will mark a good food security leading to an hunger-free, discrimination-free world.”
2. Roger Leakey, World Agroforestry Centre, Kenya says:
“I would like to see much more funding for pro-poor projects that truly transform people’s lives. In my experience that means projects that pull together and integrate many of the missing elements – improved soil fertility, income generation, improved nutrition, society equity, create employment and business opportunities, foster social responsibility, enhanced livelihoods and community empowerment. I only know of one such project and I would like to see it scaled up to a level where the impacts are really significant. The scaling up will have to involve the private sector, so in that respect, I agree with some of your other responders.”
3. Monty P. Jones, Forum for Agriculture Research in Africa, Ghana says:
“I would like to see more agriculture funding being directed to the strengthening of leadership and management capacities among those responsible for directing the sector in the developing world, especially Africa. With a critical mass of first class leadership in these domains, I believe the pieces required for the potential of Agriculture to be realized will begin to fall in place.”
Want to read more responses?
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 (USA), and Amadou Niang.
See Part IV to hear from Michel Koos (Netherlands), Don Seville (USA), and Ron Gretlarson
What is your answer? Email me at Dnierenberg@Worldwatch.org or tweet your response to @WorldWatchAg