Smart Tractors to Improve Crop Yield
African farmers in 11 countries are said to have lost 5 million hectares to “land grabbers” from European and Asian investors keen on biofuel production (Reuters; accessed August 31). The competition for land and staple food crops has seen farmers forced off their land to give space to international investors. “Land grabbers” take advantage of the generic approach to farming on the continent that has over the years denied farmers an opportunity to access financing and acquisition of advanced technology.
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