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15 Aug

From Field to Field

Good afternoon!

We just read an interesting article from Feedstuffs FoodLink. The story is about Africa’s need to develop agriculture to help feed the world’s growing population.

From the story:

“To feed 9 billion people, and particularly to do it with rainfall-based agriculture, we need to bring Africa into the system,” Page told Feedstuffs on the sidelines of Faegre Bankers Daniels’ (FBD) 2012 Agriculture Conference last month in Minneapolis, Minn. “Not as a net importer of food, but at least as a continent that can feed its burgeoning population.”

During his keynote address at the FBD conference, Page described Africa as one of three key imperatives of global food policy in the years to come. In a recent op-ed in the Washington Post, Page pointed out that Africa represents 60% of the potentially available cropland on this planet, even though agricultural productivity on the continent is the lowest in…

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