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Faustin Mwape

Faustin Mwape

Agriculture in Africa remains the most important sector almost everywhere and yet continues to under-perform. Faustin Mwape of NEPAD argues for more emphasis on applying existing appropriate technologies and focusing new research on those problems that emerge from the implementation process.

Date published: November 2005

Tewolde Berhan Gebre Egziabher

Tewolde Berhan Gebre Egziabher

Tewolde Berhan Gebre Egziabher, Director General of the Environmental Protection Authority of Ethiopia, gives his perspective on agricultural sustainability, drawing on his experience working with communities in Tigray who have reintroduced traditional methods of farming which have restored a degraded environment.

Date published: September 2005

Dr Wilson Songa

Dr Wilson Songa

Wilson Songa, Managing Director of the Horticultural Crops Development Authority (HCDA) emphasises the need for good agricultural practice within Kenya's horticulture industry, particularly as Kenya competes to maintain its position as a first class world exporter of fruit and vegetables.

Date published: July 2005

Felicity Lawrence

Felicity Lawrence

Felicity Lawrence, Guardian journalist and author of 'Not on the Label', argues that the rapid industrialisation and globalisation of the food industry has devastating consequences for the environment, farmers, social justice and individual health.

Date published: May 2005

Gershon Feder

Gershon Feder

Despite US$10 billion spent over the past five decades, agricultural extension is in disarray in developing countries because of administrative and design deficiencies. Gershon Feder reflects on how information and communication technology, the latest extension innovation, shows promise.

Date published: March 2005

Wilberforce Kisamba-Mugerwa

Wilberforce Kisamba-Mugerwa

Director of the ISNAR Division of IFPRI, Wilberforce Kisamba-Mugerwa, reflects on ISNAR's mandate to bring about change in agricultural innovation systems for the benefit of poor farmers.

Date published: January 2005

Marcella Harris

Marcella Harris

The Winward Islands Farmers Association president, Marcella Harris, gives her personal viewpoint on Fairtrade and the challenges and opportunities faced by banana farmers in export markets.

Date published: November 2004

Christian Kuechli

Christian Kuechli

In the 19th Century, poor forest management led to clear cutting in the Swiss Alps, causing floods and rivers of mud in Swiss towns. Christian Kuechli, forest engineer for the Swiss Forest Agency gives his perspective on how to balance local interests and central control to form sustainable forest policy.

Date published: September 2004

Agata Szlagier-Jablonska

Agata Szlagier-Jablonska

Poland has just joined the European Union but despite promises of production and environmental subsidies, what does being part of the EU really mean to Polish farmers? Agata Szlagier-Jablonska, Former chair of Poland's leading Organic Association, gives her perspective.

Date published: July 2004

Graça Machel

Graça Machel

With a third of African countries experiencing conflict in the last 30 years, and the challenges posed by HIV/AIDS, what hope is there for food and nutrition security in Africa by 2020? Graça Machel, president of the Foundation of Community Development in Mozambique, shares her thoughts.

Date published: May 2004

 

 

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