* 'Green Revolution' technologies of the 1960s to 1980s could only
be afforded by wealthy farmers, and the number of hungry people
* 'Green Revolution' technologies have been proven to have
negative long-term consequences for soil and ecosystems.
* The World Bank, International Agricultural Research Centers,
the Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN, and the US Agency
for International Development want to bring an updated version of
the 'Green Revolution' to the poor in Africa, who were largely
by-passed the first time around.
Is it true that we can only alleviate hunger, save the
environment, reduce rural poverty, and promote national development
in Africa through increasing the productivity of poor farmers by a
'New Green Revolution'? This book challenges the persistent myths
that underlie calls by the World Bank, US Agency for International
Development, and other powerful organizations to push the 'New
Green Revolution' and argue for more promising policy alternatives
and agroecological technologies to benefit all Africans, not just
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