Thursday, February 13, 2014

Session #9 Ticket Out Responses

What are you curious about?

1. What about the smallholder Farmers in more developed country?
2. "Rice Advice"
3. About different success stories from MEAS projects
4.Some of the incentives programs use to get enough volunteers
5.Farmers to Farmers program
  •  Class session # 12 (Feb 20)
6.  Large farm is not reduce poverty as effectively?
  • Interesting article about Urban Bias:  Article
What did you learn?

1. Small holder subsistence farms are more and/or just as effective and efficient as large farms

2.Barriers to smallholders are common across borders

3.Smallholder farmers and barriers to develop agriculture

4. Women Farmers use cell phone in Kenya

5.There are a lot of variables that arise when trying to assist developing countries with agriculture

6. Diverse case studies of program working to achieve food security in developing countries

7.Even when people have access to certain resources (ie. good infrastructure) thre are so many other factors that can make developing agriculture difficult

8.More about the different MEAS case studies that exist

9. What smallholders farmers is actually is

10.Farmers to farmers is a program with a good idea but brings lots questions about how well it works

11. Water need and how people in developing nations get water

What do you want to learn more about?

1. Issues developing nations are facing with other agriculture area( livestock)?
2. How barriers to smallholders farmers be overcome
  • No # 1- Education
3.Role of peace corp volunteers
4. Are there anything other than MEAS project that accomplish similar goal
  • innoVATE
5. Are program such as the one in the case study impacting countries as a whole? hunger , poverty?
  • Yes
6.How to develop nations economically
  • Millennium Development Goals
7.Data on smallholders who gained more access thing such as credit/land?

    Examples of organization actively involve is helping smallholder farmers:  
  • Land O’Lakes, Inc. is a national, farmer-owned food and agricultural cooperative with annual sales of nearly $13 billion.  Land O'Lakes International Development has improved the quality of life for millions of people in 76 nations through more than 275 projects worldwide that are generating economic growth, improving health and nutrition, and alleviate poverty by facilitating market-driven business solutions.
  •  Unilever Global: Our goal is to engage with at least 500,000 smallholder farmers in our supply network. We will help them improve their agricultural practices and thus enable them to become more competitive. By doing so we will improve the quality of their livelihoods.

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