Africa Leading the Way

argylesock says… Listen to the people who really know Africa – the African farmers.

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Sam Dryden  –  May 02, 2013

Events leading up to the G8 Summit in Northern Ireland this June will focus, in part, on the intersection of hunger, food, nutrition, and the need to transform the agricultural development sector in Africa in order to lift families out of poverty. As our global leaders draft agendas and assemble working groups, however, it is critical that they also seek out and listen to the voices of those who know what it will take to succeed in this effort—farmers and community leaders on the ground in Africa and in the labs, marketplaces, and government offices throughout the continent.

African leaders are making their voices heard—earlier this week, African civil society groups and farmers organizations together sent a letter to Prime Minister David Cameron, calling upon the G8 to align their investments in agriculture with the priorities of African governments and their smallholder farmers…

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About argylesock

I wrote a PhD about veterinary parasitology so that's the starting point for this blog. But I'm now branching out into other areas of biology and into popular science writing. I'll write here about science that happens in landscapes, particularly farmland, and about science involving interspecific interactions. Datasets and statistics get my attention. Exactly where this blog will lead? That's a journey that I'm on and I hope you'll come with me.
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