Saturday, February 13, 2010

Green Revolution for Africa

According to renowned American economist, Jeffrey Sachs the continent of Africa is in need of a Green Revolution, similar to the one that brought the country of India so much success in the 1950 - 1960's.

"Proven technologies - high yield seeds, new water management techniques for Africa's mainly rain dependent crop lands and new ways to replenish soil nutrients - are already achieving three to five tons per hectare in many parts of Africa but too often only in small demonstration projects."

Green Revolution assistance can be utilized from various sources: World Bank, international non-governmental organizations as well as international donors such as the Gates and Rockefeller foundations.

- Tiffanie Depew

SOURCE: Scientific American