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1 January 2008 The Green Revolution Arrives in Africa
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The Green Revolution that brought advances in crop genetics to Asia and Latin America completely bypassed the African continent. Africa's smallholder farmers finally joined the movement in 2006, when the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation joined the Rockefeller Foundation to create the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa. Its goal is to develop 100 new crop varieties in 5 years, so that within 20 years farmers will double or triple their yields.

RICHARD J. BLAUSTEIN "The Green Revolution Arrives in Africa," BioScience 58(1), 8-14, (1 January 2008). https://doi.org/10.1641/B580103
Published: 1 January 2008
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