Questioning the questioners

Farmer input is essential to tackling global challenges of climate change, rural poverty and nutrition. A new data collection tool aims to build the biggest open-access dataset of its kind for development and research.

That sounds great. Nice to see, in particular, clusters of survey questions on dietary diversity and wild foods.

But where are the questions on intraspecific crop diversity? Surely it’s interesting to ask farmers how many different landraces/varieties of each crop they grow? Am I missing something among the over 700 questions?

Ok, there’s an additional module on adoption of modern varieties. But is that really enough? Looking forward to hearing from my friends at the Alliance.

One Reply to “Questioning the questioners”

  1. I’m not sure what exactly “rabilinteropeity” means, but it certainly sounds like what you might get when comparing incompatible data sets.

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