Research on NUS can be challenging, however, as their value chains are often not well-established, requiring a holistic approach with multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder collaboration to improve their uptake. It is not clear if researchers are well supported in this type of work by their education, organizations and the policy environment, which tend to focus on the major crops and commodities. We invite researchers of NUS to join in a discussion on this topic.
Do you feel university programs effectively prepare researchers to carry out NUS and if not, what needs to be improved?
Do you feel that the policy environment is favorable to the research and development of NUS value chains and what changes would be necessary to favor this work?
How does your opportunity for funding compare to colleagues studying the major crops and commodities?
What are the main opportunities and constraints in NUS research?