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An international development organization, in response to a vitamin A deficiency among people in the impoverished nation of Tagus, has engineered a new breed of millet high in vitamin A. While seeds for this new type of millet cost more, farmers will be paid subsidies for farming the new variety of millet. Since millet is already a staple food in Tagus, people will readily adopt the new variety. To combat vitamin A deficiency, the government of Tagus should do everything it can to promote this new type of millet. 

Write a response in which you discuss what questions would need to be answered to decide whether the recommendation is likely to have the predicted result. Be sure to explain how the answers to these questions would help to evaluate the recommendation.

The most important question here would be whether it would work.
Most of the farmers are illiterate. They live with their minimum wages of salary. Thoer entire crop is lost if there is no down downpour. ALready with the crops they culture, they have enough issues to deal with.Now, when the government comes up with an alternarive plan for cultivaton of a high breed millet with an increased content of Vitamin A, it needs to be cultivated. When it is introduced to the farmers, they are not going to irrigate the farm all of a sudden so that high breed millet can be grown, many questions need to be answered. 
It is mentioned in the question that the farmers will be provided with subsidies. But practically speaking, will all the farmers be given sufficient money so that they can cultivate? Also, since it is a new crop to be cultivated, the method of farming migh also slightly differ including the pesticides and fertilisers to be used, the water content, nurturing method and so forth.These informations has to passed on to the farmers, so that they have an idea of what they are doing. 
Since the staple food of Tagus is millets, government can easily convince the farmers for its high breed cultivation. Farming  always comes with a lot of insecurity, which has its basis on the weather,the funding alloted, other kinds of support from the government.

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