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What Africa Can Learn From China's Green Revolution?

Asia benefited from the Green Revolution, which started in the 1960s and had seen a drastic rise in agricultural productivity as a result of chemical advances and the development of high-yielding crops. While low production scale is a major constraint of smallholder farmers in African countries, Xiaobo Zhang, a professor at the China Center for Economic Research at Pekin University, argues that "from the Chinese experience... it is possible to make the smallholder farmers productive." Read more. More about AfDB in this BRIEFING.



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Xiaobo Zhang, professor at the China Center for Economic Research at Pekin University, giving the keynote address at a plenary session (Lessons on Agro-Allied Industrialization from Country Experiences) during the 11th African Economic Conference held in Abuja, Nigeria.

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