@10083 I agree ka that technology can help A LOT...if used appropriately - in your case, teaching the right techniques to the farmers and providing good seeds.
But some people concern about quantity too much that they promote non-native GMO seeds, use pesticides (so they can produce more); and pay so little to the contracted farmers so they can reduce the price of the products (so they can earn more profit).
I am not against progressive agriculture at all ka (if progressive means empowerment and environmental-friendly).
But I was just wondering, is it possible to help the farmers by pushing fair-trade or even direct trade more and more? So that quality becomes an issue rather than quantity?
You have more experience than I do. What are your thoughts on this ka?