Food summit seeks “green revolution” for Africa

Our Strategic IP & Technology Transfer Specialist, Peter Bloch, sent me this article with the following comment:

“This call for action has been heard.  The West Africa Seed Alliance (see our story ) and the newly formed Eastern and Southern Africa Seed Alliance (ESASA) directly address these very issues and are focused on developing sustainable increases in agricultural output across Africa.  In the words of Ethiopian economist Eleni Gabre-Madhin;

“…Africa is open for business; and business IS agriculture”

He mentioned again Eleni Gabre-Madhin’s brilliant talk on the Ethiopian commodities exchange that we blogged a while back.  It is well worth a look if you didn’t catch it – see

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