Building an Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa

  title={Building an Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa},
  author={Gary H. Toenniessen and Akinwumi A. Adesina and Joseph D. DeVries},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
Most of Africa's people live in rural areas and depend on agriculture for their livelihoods. These predominantly small‐scale farmers face many challenges, including food insecurity, rising poverty, and natural resource degradation. To increase the productivity, profitability, and sustainability of their farms, they need greater access to affordable yield‐enhancing inputs, including well‐adapted seeds and new methods for integrated soil fertility management, as well as to output markets where… 
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