Unmasking the Green Revolution in Africa: motives, players and dynamics

The ''Green Revolution in Africa'' is hailed as the solution that will save Africa from the clutches of poverty and hunger. Not surprisingly, the push is being led by the same players that pioneered the original concept in Asia with new allies adding strength to the effort. Duplicating the pattern set in Asia, the push for a Green Revolution in Africa is akin to that of a 'Trojan Horse' paving the way for the entry by transnational agrochemical, fertiliser and agricultural biotechnology companies to peddle their wares.  

Elenita C. Daño
Third World Network Philippine Liaison Office
Quezon City, Philippines

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