Why Africa needs an agricultural revolution

The situation in Africa today bears some striking similarities with Asia in the early 1960s. However, Asian governments saw that rapid agricultural growth was a key step along the path to industrialisation, and spent 10-15% of their total budget on agriculture each year, investing heavily in agricultural research, irrigation, rural roads and power. Africa, in contrast, has failed to do the same. African governments and donors have invested relatively little in agriculture. Read more here.

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