Creating transformation in a Nation - Agricultural transformation.

A World Bank report last week highlighted the need for one of the last league of nations to become independent in it's new light of freedom.

What took precedence in the report was the 'rush of help' that was forth-coming from the well-placed developed nations of the world.

Myanmar ( aka Burma ) is the nation that the Globe is watching as it begins to take some baby-steps towards Global Economic existence.

Global investments are pouring in to help create a nation. 

Basic living, standard roads, rudimentary infrastructure for trade, water accessibility, health standards and distributions systems, agriculture etc are amongst the many links that are being scanned by various global and domestic organisations and agencies currently.

When it comes to food systems and agricultural output to meet the current needs and also to ensure that equivalent distribution of foods across the country  is maintained - many experts in the World Bank believe that technology needs to play a larger role in the creation of this last breed of countries left on earth.

The real question remains

Can technology help a budding nation 'leap-frog' the time-scale ?

Can the mistakes of the past few decades in the field of agriculture be eliminated in this case. ?

Will global knowledge transform agricultural and food systems for this nation. 

 

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  • commented 2013-07-23 22:19:08 +0200
    Hej Hej Shrikant! I suppose it would take a strategic business approach, vast knowledge of culture and relevant communication of the area to really find the proper opening to communicate examples of progressive growth. It seems also that regions such as South East Asia may have something in common with the Rust Belt of the US. Post-industrialization in this area has resulted in increased ground pollution. http://www.buffalonews.com/20130420/toxic_legacy_x2019_s_time_bomb.html Sure, customized approaches are called for but drawing parallels worldwide could streamline efforts to communicate benefits of companization and the greenhouse(s). Thanks for such a quick response.
  • commented 2013-07-22 09:08:17 +0200
    Hej Hej Liz. It is observed that at the core of any constructive action usually lies with constructive conversations. That is precisely where we seem to be here. I agree agree to your views. Here is what i might be able to contribute to your thoughts. Agriculture in South East Asia has its share of highs & lows. From a fertile delta soil to abusive industrialisation, this region including Burma (Myanmar) has seen it all. East of the Himalayas, the rivers and their deltas have always led to extremely fertile lands. Soil erosion, harsh fertilizer use, land-fills, grey water re-usage and more are noted as the standard pitfalls for lack of agricultural efficiency in the country. As rightly put in your comment, a dynamic mix of education, more techniques and positive environment could remain the only possible answer to induce progressive growth in this sector in this region. Happy to discuss this further indeed.
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  • commented 2013-07-21 08:01:21 +0200
    I like your questions Shrikant.
    “Can technology help a budding nation ‘leap-frog’ the time-scale?”
    Why would a nation have to ‘leap-frog’ in this case? Sure, these are innovative plans, concepts, ideas and realities but they are not unattainable from stepping stone to stepping stone. Maybe the challenge is to influence an urban-agriculturally-positive environment so that innovations like Plantagon, the greenhouse and the companization, don’t have to jump so far. What do you think?

    “Can the mistakes of the past few decades in the field of agriculture be eliminated in this case?”
    What mistakes are you speaking of? I am open to learn and admit I am a bit naive in relation to choices the budding nation of Burma is making.

    “Will global knowledge transform agricultural and food systems for this nation?” Will knowledge, at its core and its source transform agricultural and food systems for any nation? I think the answer is YES but only if the people on the ground, the youth and the gatekeepers are convinced this way will yield the best outcome. Perhaps I’ve misunderstood your angle but I’m open to be critiqued or corrected.

    One way to “transform” systems for any nation is to show examples of what this does and will do. Perhaps a smaller-scale model or an imagineered short film-sample demonstration customized for the target region would be in order. What do we know about how the people of this region are moved and influenced? I would love to discuss this further.
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