February 2, 2011

World Bank Claims Africa Better Prepared for Jump in Food Prices

Good news from the World Bank this week, as their Vice President for Africa Obiageli Ezekwesili noted that better investment in agriculture paid dividends in 2010. The price fluctuations and insecurity of 2008 and 2009 - and the protests which followed - seem less likely this year, as investments in infrastructure and farming technology have boosted productivity growth to three percent per year (from less than one percent previously). For more information, read here.

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