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Maize from the motherland

 At a young age, Maïmouna Coulibaly watched her mother tilling the fields, growing a little bit of everything — millet, sorghum, maize, rice and peanuts — to support and nourish the family, often coming up with only a basketful of grains. Maïmouna’s mother is among the 80 percent of the Malian population who rely on…

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First Africa food prize awarded to courageous and visionary leader

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NAIROBI, KENYA (6 September 2016) – A decade of intense domestic attention to farmers and food production has generated “the most successful development effort” in African history, with countries that made the biggest investments rewarded with sizeable jumps in both farm productivity and overall economic performance, according to a new report released today by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA).

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