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A green evolution (The Economist)

Mar 11, 2016

IFPRI Africa Director Ousmane Badiane and Director of the Markets, Trade, and Institutions Division Maximo Torero appeared in an article for The Economist about how technology, innovation, and "decent" governments are contributing to prosperity in Africa. Badiane explained that oppresive governments in some places such has Ethiopia set the country back "two and a half to three decades." Torero discussed exports and told The Economist that almost a third of exported food calories in the continent went to other African countries in the mid-2000s, more than double the rate a decade before. Read the full article on The Economist's website.