Why didn’t farmers adopt that seemingly profitable technology?

I am usually asked this question by frustrated scientists and development workers who believe they have a profitable technology which they believe can help farmers improve their livelihoods if properly used. Often, they have spent considerable thought and effort on their technology and they are convinced it is the answer to a significant proportion of the challenges that rural agricultural folk struggle with. To the scientists’ shock, a majority of the farmers do not adopt the seemingly profitable technology once introduced in the community! Continue reading Why didn’t farmers adopt that seemingly profitable technology?


Millenium Development Goals 2015 report

This is a report any development worker should consider reading. It falls short of identifying why specific countries performed as they did on specific goals as I suggested in this post but it is an interesting read all the same.

You can find a summary of the report here.