The World Geography of the Peanut: Global Networking Approach to Social Equity, Environmental Protection, and Technology Exchange
University of Georgia
There is an absence of an integrated global, national, and regional agroecologically framed database on peanuts – especially one containing socioeconomic information -for use by scientists, policy makers, producers, processors, and consumers. The need is especially high for linking zonal biophysical information with client “user” needs in order to develop sound research agendas for the CRSP and national programs and target exchange of technologies between regions of similar problems. In addition, an integrated statistical and spatial database is necessary to establish baselines and monitor long-term social and environmental impacts of changes in peanut production and use.