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My Journey with AGRA: by Prof. Eric Y. Danquah

Africa lagged behind in the agricultural development that the world experienced in the mid-1960s.  By the mid-1990s, the continent’s agriculture was at its lowest ebb, with alarming implications for incidences of food shortages and chronic malnutrition. By the mid-2000s, there was compelling evidence that plant breeding capacity globally had dropped to alarming levels and Africa had been depleted of the human capital needed to make genetic improvements for the staple crops on which the economies of the African nations hinged. Read more