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The Fertile Continent

Africa, Agriculture's Final Frontier

Author: Roger Thurow
November/December 2010
Foreign Affairs

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With one billion people already going hungry and the world's population rising, global food production must urgently be increased. The countries that managed such surges in the past -- Brazil, China, India, the United States -- cannot do so again. But Africa can -- if it finally uses the seeds, fertilizers, and irrigation methods common everywhere else.

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