The research policies and extent to which they address the needs of marginalized smallholder farmers
The brief analyses the agricultural research policies and priorities of the Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) and the extent to which they address the needs of marginalized smallholder farmers.
The brief analyses and highlits five key problems with CAADP´s approach to agricultural research:
1. Insufficient spending on agricultural research
2. Failure to prioritize women smallholder farmers
3. Promoting an outdated farming model (associated with the Green Revolution)
4. Promoting genetically modified crops and intellectual property protection
5. Weak participation of farmers and their support organizations in the research agenda.
You can read the whole brief here.