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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 0-9

Waiting for a Green Revolution

Author: Africa Research Institute
Organisation: Africa Research Institute
Publish Date: November 2009
Country: Africa
Sector: Environment
Method: Environmental scanning
Theme: Climate Change
Type: Article
Language: English
Tags: Green Revolution

Predictions of a Green Revolution in Africa are overstated. Investment in African agriculture has been
neglected by governments and donors. The proportion of aid allocated to agriculture fell from 17%
in 1980 to 3% in 2005.1 Population growth and declining productivity among smallholder farmers
has increased the need for imported food. Calls for Africa to achieve self-sufficiency in food production
have prompted comparisons with Asia’s Green Revolution in the 1970s and 1980s. These notes argue
for more flexible and varied responses to food insecurity in Africa.
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