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Joost Gorter, NewForesight strategic consultancy

Joost Gorter, Senior Consultant at NewForesight strategic consultancy, believes that sustainable agricultural intensification in developing nations depends on creating a larger number of professionally managed, medium-sized farms, while also providing opportunities for less entrepreneurial farmers to leave the sector and earn a living elsewhere.
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The way to increase income for subsistence farmers is to introduce them to organic, no-till farming in permanent beds, bucket drip irrigation. Reduces labour by 50% and doubles their yields. Free document and DVD send email to minifarms@gmail.com
posted by: ken hargesheimer (13:32:33 Mon 3rd February 2014)

Thank you so much for a great article. It put into precise words experiences I have working with small farmers in Suriname and supports the conclusions I have drawn regarding my NGO work with these farmers.
posted by: Maureen Silos (13:05:09 Mon 3rd February 2014)

Hi Gabrielle, happy to hear you found this stimulating. The transition from diamond to pyramid has proven elusive in general, but many examples that I like come from the coffee sector in South/Central America, specifically Colombia (FNC).
posted by: Joost Gorter (10:27:25 Fri 10th January 2014)

HI Joost, interested in your comments around transforming pyramid agriculture into diamond-shaped agriculture. Can you cite examples where this has worked well, where agriculture is not suited to mechanized agriculture? Hillside agriculture for one?
posted by: Gabrielle Harris (12:25:45 Thu 9th January 2014)



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