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Friday, February 15, 2013

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I believe the most practical approach to solving the problems of sustainably feeding the projected 10 billion or so world population by the new crop of farmers, researchers and policy makers is through result oriented agricultural education at the different levels. The training of the different categories must be re-oriented to produce the desired results, where graduates at the lower level should become astute business farmers inspired by their training to want to succeed big time. The same applies at the higher levels of training for researchers and policy makers. The situation where agricultural graduates seek paid employment in banks and other non-agricultural related jobs speaks volumes about the quality of the training. Young agricultural graduates at all levels are not trained or motivated to be productively active in the chosen profession.

its agood anaysis on the ground worldwide. am a coordinator of busoga sugarcane growers association limited dealing with sugarcane farmers for commercial purposes. however, we are trying very hard to ensure food secruity in the area and our poblem is programe is lack of support as our resources are very liitle to enable us support these farmers in this particular area. we have only tried sensitation of farmers in this area but there is need to help them finacially to emulate modern farmers to ensure high productivity. can we find any help in this regard.

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