text size: smaller reset larger

 

 

My Perspective

Show Perspectives published up to

Filter by of the following keywords:

Matap Embaku of Mainland Holdings coffee company

Matap Embaku of Mainland Holdings coffee company

Matap Embaku gives his perspective on the coffee growers of Papua New Guinea. As Chairman of Mainland Holdings he represents his own business group in the Morobe Province of Papua New Guinea. Mainland Holdings Ltd. is owned by rural co-operatives consisting mainly of coffee growers.

Date published: July 2007

Father Godfrey Nzamujo, founder of the Songhai Centre, Porto Novo, Benin

Father Godfrey Nzamujo, founder of the Songhai Centre, Porto Novo, Benin

Rice consumption in Africa is increasing at a considerable rate, although the majority of rice is imported. According to Father Godfrey Nzamujo, pioneering founder of the Songhai Centre, with the release of the New Rice for Africa (NERICA) varieties, that situation could be set to change.

Date published: May 2007

Krishan Bir Chaudhary, chairman of India's largest farmers' organisation

Krishan Bir Chaudhary, chairman of India's largest farmers' organisation

Krishan Bir Chaudhary, executive chairman of India's largest farming organisation, urges governments to focus on the well-being of small farmers, arguing that liberalisation has denied Indian farmers adequate remunerative prices, causing debt and often suicide.

Date published: March 2007

Katherine Sierra, chair of the CGIAR

Katherine Sierra, chair of the CGIAR

Katherine Sierra, the new chair of the CGIAR, outlines her vision for international agricultural research to effectively address specific global and regional agricultural challenges, including climate change and diseases such as avian flu and the wheat rust UG99.

Date published: January 2007

John Liu

John Liu

John Liu's film "China's Sorrow - Earth's Hope", documenting the remarkable rehabilitation of the Loess Plateau in Northern China, is being shown to African audiences to illustrate the challenges and potential rewards of involving farmers in large-scale ecological restoration projects. John Liu gives his perspective on the restoration work, and its relevance for development elsewhere.

Date published: November 2006

Dr Santanu Bandyopadhyay

Dr Santanu Bandyopadhyay

On August 11th 2006, India reported to the OIE that, after four months without further outbreaks and continued testing, it was free of avian flu. Dr Santanu Bandyopadhyay, whose Animal Husbandry Department has led the campaign to eradicate avian flu, describes the measures put in place.

Date published: September 2006

Dr William Olaho-Mukani

Dr William Olaho-Mukani

William Olaho-Mukani, Director of Animal Resources in the Ugandan Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industries and Fisheries, talks about the problems sleeping sickness causes in his country and proposed new ways to tackle this insidious disease of humans and cattle.

Date published: July 2006

Gordon Conway

Gordon Conway

Gordon Conway, Chief Scientific Adviser to DFID comments on the new Strategy for Research on Sustainable Agriculture which was launched in March 2006 and what can be expected of it in terms of research and policy change.

Date published: May 2006

Raymond Austrie

Raymond Austrie

Bananas are essential to the economy of Dominica, providing the island's main source of foreign exchange. Raymond Austrie, General Manager of Dominica Banana Producers Limited, reflects on the impacts EU reforms and trade rules have on small farmers.

Date published: March 2006

Krishna Joshi

Krishna Joshi

Client-oriented breeding (COB) has been developed as a means of placing the seed of novel cultivars directly into the hands of farmers . Krishna Joshi explains how the approach has been developed in Nepal, India and Bangladesh.

Date published: January 2006

 

 

The New Agriculturist is a WRENmedia production.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.
Accept
Read more