Technology the solution to the food crisis?

Brussels, 16 October 2008: In the 7th Brussels Development Briefing on rising food prices, Dr Mike Bushell from Syngenta provided a private sector perspective on how to feed the world. He argued that good technologies to increase yields already exist, but we have to deploy this technology safely in local sustainable agricultural systems. In the … Continue reading Technology the solution to the food crisis?

Is a green revolution in Africa possible?

If a green revolution was possible in Asia then why not in Africa? With these words Akin Adesina (AGRA) took the floor and challenged participants during the first panel of the Brussels briefing on “New drivers, new players in ACP rural development”. Mr. Adesina noted that conditions in Africa differ from Asia: crop variation is … Continue reading Is a green revolution in Africa possible?