The Greening of Africa

The Green Revolution happened in most parts of the world back in the middle of the 20th century, but it has not yet reached the continent of Africa. Last week the Rockefeller Foundation, one of America's largest private philanthropies, committed $50 million to a five-year program to increase the productivity of Africa's small farmers, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation also put up $100 million. This "Alliance for a Green Revolution" aims to replicate the success of Rockefeller-led...
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