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  • Africa's Green Revolution

    An Update

    Africa's Green Revolution

    An Update

    Speakers: Pedro Sanchez (The Earth Institute), Glen L. Denning (The Earth Institute), Charity Ngilu (World Health Organization), Cheryl Palm (The Earth Institute)Presented by The Earth Institute at Columbia University
    Reported by Laura Buchholz | Posted December 20, 2005

    Overview

    The UN Millennium Project began in 2002 with the goal of halving the number of hungry and malnourished people in Africa by 2015. At the heart of the project is the idea that, using existing science and technology, agriculture can become the engine for Africa's economic growth. On September 14, 2005, Pedro Sanchez of the Earth Institute at Columbia University chaired a meeting to assess the project's successes and the challenges facing it. He and other speakers discussed creative solutions to problems in the Millennium Villages, as well as institutional and political obstacles that need to be addressed if the Millennium Development Goals are to be achieved.

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