Agricultural biodiversity: African alternatives to a 'green revolution'

Andrew Mushita, Carol Thompson

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Abstract

Although the global agricultural crises affect the African continent most adversely, African farmers and scientists offer successful alternatives to industrial monoculture. Andrew Mushita and Carol Thompson argue that while the 'green revolution for Africa' promotes private foreign ownership of genetically modified seeds and focuses on increased yields of a few crops, African alternatives honour farmers' rights and agricultural biodiversity, through innovative legislation and protocols, in order to increase sustainable food production.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)488-495
Number of pages8
JournalDevelopment
Volume51
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Development

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