Does Africa want a green revolution? Or food sovereignty?

The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) is working for a food secure and prosperous Africa. Its founders are from the United States. ‘Its programs develop practical solutions to significantly boost farm productivity and incomes for the poor while safeguarding the environment.’

The Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) is a pan African platform. It’s about ‘African driven solutions to problems in Africa and a belief in the richness of ourselves… Food sovereignty is the right of peoples to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods, and their right to define their own food and agriculture systems.’

AGRA and AFSA have similar names but they don’t always agree with one another. Food security? Food sovereignty?


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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