The humans needs food,fiber and fuel for their own survival and maintenance .They need feed and fodder for the management of their domestic animals,fish and pets.Farmers used to grow these stuff and serve the humanity from time immemorial.They learned through trial and error process how to grow necessary things and manage farming more efficiently.Thus the specialist group of growers called ‘agriculturist’ was created.
As the demand for food,feed,fodder,fiber and fuel increased with the increase of population coupled with the increase of complexity in farming practices the use of scientific knowledge became indispensable.Hence techniques of agricultural production started in educational establishments and research centers.The scholars and scientists who worked to investigate into the secrets of production and management with the help of farmers became experts and were termed ‘Agriculturists’.
Most countries of the world have now agricultural universities and colleges to make graduates in agricultural sciences who are identified as ‘Agriculturists’.They serve in research centers,universities,colleges,farms,supply chains,various types of government,non-government and international offices.They serve there for earning their living in exchange of their expertise.
The experts in agriculture also love to devote themselves for serving people in crises caused by natural disasters like flood,hurricane,typhoon,drought,earth quake,land slide and other calamities.They work to prevent famines and recover from famines through various measures.These group of Agriculturists often works within national boundaries But,they need to work beyond national boundaries too since catastrophes are not limited within national boundaries.The Agriculturists who actively participate to serve the people in crises and peace are ‘Agriculturists Without Borders (AWB)’.
Time has come to conceptualize, consolidate and institutionalize the roles and responsibilities of ‘Agriculturists Without Borders (AWB)’.I invite valuable opinions of all concerned on how an international humanitarian organization with the title of ‘Agriculturists Without Borders (AWB)’ may be managed effectively.