Science And Policy Disconnect In Himalayas

Jun 2nd, 2012 | By | Category: Mountainvoice, News

Mountain Voice TV: Dr. Amba Jamir of The Missing Link, India talks about. There is a disconnect between science and policy making with fact that the policy whichever exist many of them are not informed. Like Shifting cultivation is an issues in North Eastern mountain states of India, which has never ever been supported by any scientific study. The science or research agenda in general we have is not aimed at influencing policies, so the ultimate aim of any research should be that if fits in to the policy.

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