Dr Duncan Earle
Professor of Global Studies at California Marymount University and world renowned expert on rural development
Prof. George B.N. Ayittey
World famous economist and author, and President of the Free Africa Foundation
Here is what some of the top rural empowerment minds on the planet say about GSR:
GSR is the first workable and viable grass-roots develop- ment that I have seen in the past three decades that can lift millions of Africans out of poverty if replicated across the continent. It does not rely on foreign aid; nor does it rely on corrupt and incompetent African governments. Had we implemented a model such as this at independence in the 1960s, the destiny of Africa would have been much brighter…”
"Over the years, I came to see that what small farmers needed was an entrepreneurial approach rather than an HGO apporach - something that would incentivize local community development. GSR helps local communities transform their communities so they are profitable and robust. Not only do i think that GSR is a superior model - I dont think any of the alternatives are going to work."
Chris Danch, esq.
prominent lawyer and seasoned activist for developing sustainable environmentally friendly agriculture
GSR's model of rural eocnomic development is, in all my experience and research, the best model, with the greatest potential to drastically improve the lives of millions of people and at the same time, enable the transition to more sustainable forms of agriculture. This model is not just theoretical - it works."
Dr. Donald Huisingh
world renowned interdisciplinary educator active in many national and international organizations, including UNEP, UNIDO, WHO, Asian Development Bank, and the World Bank
I have known Chris Danch for many years and worked closely with him on important projects with global significance. Chris exemplifies the interdisciplinary integrated approach to solving global problems and always works with great dedication and inspiration I strongly urge you to support his campaign with the Green Self Reliance project.