Saturday, 8 September 2012

Its the system, stupid!

I'm writing this in Pakistan ... whilst taking a look at some aspects of Pakistan's horticultural sector.

If you take a look at 'the figures' they suggest that this sector is quite 'inefficient', yet when I walk round  farms, farmers and their labourers are working very hard.

Of course - I hear you shout - these observations are not incompatible.  We should not confuse hard work with effectiveness. Often people have to work (over) hard because what they do is badly organised.  But don't blame the people .. blame 'the system' (and, especially, the lack of training).

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