Blind Alley? DFID’s policy on agriculture

Is DFID’s policy on agriculture is in danger of failing to deliver food and environmental security?

“The UK Government still sees a combination of intensive farming and GM crops as the solution to hunger and malnutrition in the Global South….[their] current funding policies for agricultural research, development and extension fail to match up to the International
Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development’s (IAASTD) key findings.

The agroecological approach to food production and land management needs considerable research investment to develop techniques and ensure that farmer-led extension services are appropriate and lead to the adoption of the best systems for each agro-ecosystem. DFID is
potentially in a very strong position to ensure that this happens.”

Download the GM Freeze report to read more.

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