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September 4, 2013

How to Achieve a Green Revolution in Africa

A new study by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa finds ways to promote small-scale farming by focusing on crops that make up most people’s diets – ending hunger on the continent.

Africa has 60 percent of the world’s arable land and most of its countries depend on farming as the mainstay of their economies, yet productivity is low, the average size of land holdings is shrinking, soil fertility is declining, fertilizer use is the lowest in the world and rural people are unable to break out of poverty.… Read the rest