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Tropical Agriculture Research

A key interest of the Global Risk Mitigation Foundation is the support of rural infrastructure development and research on tropical agriculture.  Within the unique framework GRMF offers, our approach cuts across traditional silos including developing technologies, innovative methods, and new knowledge that better enable farmers along with all stakeholders to improve crop production, incomes, and management of natural resources.  In particular, GRMF examines how economically and ecologically efficient use of resources can raise agricultural productivity and improve livelihoods while minimizing negative environmental impacts.  Finally, reflecting our focus on holistic mitigation and research, balancing inclusion of cultural history in agriculture is required alongside rising demand for products without unsustainable use of natural resources.  Reversing this trend requires while balancing the many sides of rural instratructure development and research is at the heart of the Global Risk Mitigation Foundation work.

 Areas of focus include, but are not limited to:

  • agricultural biology

  • agricultural economics

  • agricultural engineering

  • agronomy and crop production

  • animal science

  • biotechnology

  • food and nutrition

  • genetics and plant breeding

  • horticulture

  • plant protection

  • soil and water resource management

Tropical Agricultural Risk Management

A key interest of the Global Risk Mitigation Foundation is agricultural risk management.  Our comprehensive, holistic approach cuts across traditional silos to address agricultural risk by integrating developing technologies and innovative methods with the preservation of traditional agricultural methods and culture. The result of this approach is the restoration and rebalance of environmental damage to improve crop production and management of natural resources. 

The Foundation's current primary focus is soil management expertise that permits damaged agricultural resources to be returned to a sustainable organic state for food production. In some areas, there are ugly pollutants and dioxins that block the way, such as Agent Orange. One of the Foundation's current projects is dedicated to addressing soil remediation requirements necessitated by Agent Orange and similar contaminants.

The Foundation considers this soil risk management imperative because of the loss of important food producing land as well as the ongoing societal and cultural impact caused by these contaminants. The negative cultural impact includes: flight from contaminated agricultural lands, discrimination against those medically afflicted by dioxin poisoning, and financial burden of caring for victims of Agent Orange and other dioxin victims. The Foundation's current focus in this area therefore extends beyond sophisticated soil remediation to the medical and educational aspects required to alleviate some of the resultant human suffering, reflecting the Foundation's holistic approach to risk management and research.

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