Can Big Business Contribute to Food Security?


On World Food Day, an allAfrica guest columnist argues that big business can play a meaningful role in supporting cooperatives and small-scale farmers.

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Petrol and diesel powered pumps give farmers who have no access to electricity an efficient means of lifting water.

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