The famine in the Horn of Africa reinforced the image of a continent struggling to feed itself. Behind these images of seeming despair, Africa’s agricultural revolution is starting to take shape. Unlike the Asian Green Revolution that focused on increasing productivity, Africa’s agricultural revolution is focusing on using new technologies to solve local problems. Its humanistic touch is particularly evident in the attention it is paying to improving local crops.
Juma, Calestous. "Africa’s Agricultural Revolution Will be Driven by Research and Technology." Daily Nation (Kenya), December 20, 2011.