Africa and the Pesticides Paradox

Published on 16th September 2013

African farmers should study the predicament of their Asian counterparts

The demand for food by Africa's middle class population is projected to hit USD 400 billion by 2030 (Ipsnews.net; accessed August 21, 2013). The growing demand for food in Africa and the rest of the world will increase focus on the continent’s 60% untilled arable land. The process of converting Africa’s arable land into productive use may bring along safety challenges.

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