Hunger: Quest for Brown Revolution

Published on 17th October 2011

Howard Buffet, a leading philanthropist has called for a “brown revolution” that focuses more on soils in Africa than simply belief in power of hybrid seeds and fertilizer (abcnews.go.com; accessed October 12, 2011). Speaking at an event that was established by the late father of the “Green Revolution,” Nobel Laureate Norman Borlaug; the focus on “agricultural potential” in Africa still is the order of the day. Will Horward’s proposal help Africa honor Norman’s dream encapsulated in his famous quote: “The potential is there, but one cannot eat potential?” (abcnews.go.com; accessed October 12, 2011)

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