Wrestling with agriculture in a heterogeneous world
“The farmers were asking very good questions, raising justifiable doubts and critiques.”
“The distribution of the bins to FADPG was carried out according to the grant agreement.” But is that enough for farmers?
Why Haiti deserves appreciation as well as concern
A view on the public debate
Can Haiti really meet a larger share of its rice demand from local farmers?
New Oxfam report shows how vulnerability is not a random twist of fate.
Another aid worker’s view on aid effectiveness in Haiti
Barry Shelley is Oxfam America’s global agriculture and climate change advisor. A recent story by Dan Charles on mysteries related to the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) highlights some critical issues in current SRI debates. First, intensified labor demands can be an obstacle to initial SRI adoption in some locales. Second, since development work must […]