Contested agronomy: whose agronomy counts?

The IFPRI blog features a post reflecting on the conference by David Spielman, Carlo Azzarri and Patrick Ward from IFPRI’s Environment and Production Technology Division.

“As researchers working on agricultural development programs in South Asia and Africa, there are a lot of agronomists in our world. Despite being IFPRI economists working on agricultural science and policy issues, a lot of our work hinges on what agronomists do–the technologies, practices, and systems they develop with and for farmers, especially resource-poor farmers in developing countries.

In fact, there are so many agronomists in our respective worlds that we are only slightly joking when we say we are considering pursuing degrees in agronomy…”

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