How the 4-H club became a marketing thingy for DuPont
This story begins with the 4-H clubs.
As more 4-H Clubs are formed, more people join these clubs around the world.
4-H is now beginning to step up its regime in Africa. They begin to introduce American farming methods to the children, which leads to more [Africans using American Farming Techniques in Africa]. Also, 4-H's partnership with DuPont leads to an introduction of a higher production seed, Pioneer. Farmers get hooked on the idea and begin to purchase this seed.
As Africans continue to use American Farming Techniques, they become more reliant on Pioneer and other GMO seeds, which leads them to use more american farming techniques, creating a positive reinforcing loop. At the same time, the reliance on those seeds causes less Africans to use their traditional farming techniques, which makes the remainder less reliant on the GMO seeds. This is an example of the success to the successful archetype. Reliance on the Pioneer seed causes, in the short term, for the American style farmers to be more successful, while the traditional style is much less successful.
As Africans use more and more American farming techniques, which they attribute to 4-H clubs, they have more [Farmer satisfaction with DuPont]. After a short delay, the Satisfaction, and the increasing numbers of people reliant on and using american farming techniques will cause the government to increase subsidies. After a shorter delay, before the subsidies come, the reliance on Pioneer seed and the lack of money will cause dissatisfaction with duPont.
During all of this, more and more farmers are using Pioneer seeds, and DuPont is making money off of the people buying seeds. Other corporations see this opportunity for profit, so they begin to buy land in Africa for agriculture, which detracts from DuPont's profit because it has less farmers to make money off of.
The way out of the success to the successful archetype:
In order to break the loop of the success to the successful archetype, the general thing to do is to distribute resources evenly. In the case of this archetype, it means that the government and other authorities should encourage both styles of farming, and provide support for both parties. This will give both parties a chance to decide for themselves what to do, and not blindly follow the money, and end up giving all of this money to the multinational agricultural corporations.
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