The Role of Government in Bottom of the Pyramid Thinking

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The Role of Government in Bottom of the Pyramid Thinking
Ochora Onek, Student (MBA), Uganda, Member
Africa is a place with extremities. There is abundance of arable land and sufficient amount of water sources for agriculture. On the other hand, the bulk of the population live in abject poverty hence hunger is a permanent resident in their household. All the grants and loans availed to the continents governments have not made any significant impact on the hunger situation. The banks on the continent require security for their loans, yet the rural people have no property other than their land which is communally owned.
I have the opinion that the continents governments can help solve this dilemma in the following way.
Governments in Africa have the agricultural extension staff charged with providing technical guidance to farmers. Given the size of land holding by a farmer, the type of agricultural activity that can be carried out on this holding and profitably so, can be determined. The farmers knowledge of the agricultural practices that can be economically carried o...Sign up

Problems in African Agriculture not only Caused by Government
Belay Gezahegn, Director, Ethiopia, Member
Africa has been suffering from an unimaginable poverty because of a lack of efficient management of resources.
Increasing the pr...Sign up

The Role of Government in Bottom of the Pyramid
Elias Nyanda, Project Manager, Tanzania, Member
The problem behind this problem is lack of political will to revolutionize agriculture. Government policies tend to cheat people that agriculture is f...Sign up

The Role of Government in Bottom of the Pyramid Thinking and Agricultural Reform
Bob Sutton, Guatemala, Member
I agree. In Africa and elsewhere, financial and technical assistance often is ineffective at best and counterproductive too often.
The scale and...Sign up

Can Education Start the Process
Mark Flores
The change starts with education... Easier said than done, however tribal entities should start looking at the long term. Leaders need to engage and f...Sign up

The Role of Land Management Agricultural Productivity
Belay Gezahegn, Director, Ethiopia, Member
Unless land management is efficiently applied the problem lingers on. In other words, the technical assistance ought to focus on identifying lands and...Sign up

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