Monthly Archives: December 2011

Reasons to be optimistic about African agriculture in 2012

As we look to 2012, there are many reasons you might feel gloomy about food security in Africa. In 2010 there were an estimated 239 million hungry people or 26 percent of the world’s undernourished population living in Africa. Average … Continue reading

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Pesticides Create Pests, Don’t They?

Gordon Conway writes for the Huffington Post. Since the 1960s we have known that pesticides when used without care and attention will cause insect pest outbreaks. But we never seem to learn. In recent years there have been severe outbreaks … Continue reading

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Amua (We Have Decided) – to the land of Milk and Honey

A Year on an African Farm, Food’s Final Frontier Four Kenyan farmers, One acre of land each. One year of work, worry and hope.  If they succeed, so might humanity. I was extremely interested to hear about Roger Thurow’s  (co author of … Continue reading

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Professor Sir Gordon Conway visits AGRA in Ghana

Here are some photos of Sir Gordon Conway’s recent visit to the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) in Ghana. For a full write up of the visit, visit our website newsfeed

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No Agriculture, No Deal

No Agriculture, No Deal is the battle cry heard from FANRPAN and ACCID in the lead up to the COP 17 in Durban that commenced this week. Agriculture should be included in climate change negotiations. Why? Because agriculture is one … Continue reading

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From Food Security to Wealth Creation: Why African Agriculture Matters

This post was originally written by Professor Sir Gordon Conway and Dr Mo Ibrahim for The Huffington Post. Popular legend has it that victorious Roman invaders, as they secured their conquest of Carthage in 146 B.C., further devastated the city by scattering … Continue reading

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