Agriculture as a solution

Since the food price crisis of 2008, a decade of intense domestic attention to agriculture has generated one of the most successful development eras in African history, with poverty rates declining in Ethiopia, Ghana, Rwanda and Senegal.

Improved public policies have incentivized private sector investment, including $6.5 billion in commitments to African agriculture made during the African Green Revolution Forum last month. The Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa has worked closely with partners to facilitate this progress, giving smallholder farmers access to inputs, training, financing and markets, so their farms continue to generate better lives for their families.

 

Article originally published on The Washington DC 100

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