Empowering small holder farmers is the solution to both poverty reduction and food security.
----- READ ON THE ECONOMIST ----- ‘Better seeds and fertiliser, as well as niftier techniques, could send Africa’s farm yields soaring. But mechanised commercial farms do not provide as many jobs as subsistence agriculture. Most Africans still live in the countryside. That life there is so tough is why they are abandoning it faster than people on any other continent.'