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Now is Africa's turn for a green revolution, global experts say
Date:10/26/2007

Three years after the United Nations called for a Green Revolution in Africa, a renowned group of speakers will share the promise of fighting hunger in Africa through agricultural productivity. They will cover sustainable agriculture, nutrition, environment, markets and policies in the continent during the symposium, The African Green Revolution Takes Shape, on Tuesday, Nov. 6 from 1:15 to 3:45 pm in room R02 of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. This event is part of the International Annual Meetings of the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), and Soil Science Society of America (SSSA).

Primary speakers will be Dr. Pedro Sanchez, director of tropical agriculture and senior research scholar at The Earth Institute of Columbia University and Jeffrey Sachs, author of The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time and director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development and professor of health policy and management at Columbia University.

Sanchez will open the symposium with his talk, The African Green Revolution Moves Forward, focusing on agricultural successes there and how smart subsidies enable the poor to gain access to vital agricultural inputs. He will discuss how Millennium Villagescommunities that are voluntarily striving toward a sustainable end to extreme povertyare drastically improving food production and agribusiness. These accomplishments raise questions about U.S. food aid policy as shipping food is more expensive than raising crops locally.

In his talk, The Economics of the African Green Revolution, Sachs will draw on his work to end world poverty and hunger in discussing effective strategies for progress in Africa. Currently, he is special advisor to United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. From 2002 to 2006, he was director of the UN Millennium Project, charged with creating an action plan to end poverty, hunger and
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Contact: Sara Uttech
suttech@agronomy.org
608-268-4948
Soil Science Society of America
Source:Eurekalert

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