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Africa’s Smallholder Farmers Need Access to More Than Just Tractors

November 29, 2017 Marc Brazeau 0

Instead of focusing on the supply of subsidised machinery, governments should provide public goods and services to support the emerging private markets. Such support includes strengthening the capacity of the education and training domain, improving the customs process, maintaining market stability, and focusing on institutional solutions for smallholders.

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Heritage Radio Show Notes

September 11, 2017 Marc Brazeau 0

Tillage Stats [PDF] Farmers applied tillage practices on 278.8 million acres in 2012, including no till on 96.5 million acres, conservation tillage on 76.6 million […]

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Notes for OMSI Panel

August 29, 2017 Marc Brazeau 0

Selected readings • The 10 Minor Realizations That Flipped My Thinking About GMOs • GMOs: An Introduction • On So-Called “Superweeds” • Answering the 3 Most Common Internet […]

Food Evolution - The FAFDL Interview

Food Evolution: The FAFDL Interview

July 10, 2017 Marc Brazeau 0

Food Evolution film makers Scott Hamilton Kennedy and Trace Sheehan sit down with the Food and Farm Discussion Lab community for a free wheeling chat about making the film, the state of the GMO debate, and doing science communication well.

Agvocates: It’s Your Turn to Stop the Mud Slinging

June 12, 2017 Guest Authors 0

Lets’ start this by saying I deplore the use of fear-based imagery in marketing and education. That’s represented in the aforementioned post. But I have also recently called out ‘agvocate’ voices for using hyperbole or bad reasoning in their arguments. When we take sides first and ask questions later, we risk falling on sloppy arguments ourselves. Painting any issue as black or white is a dangerous proposition.