Michael Holman

Sowing the Seeds of Growth

Famine & Foreigners: Ethiopia since Live Aid

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Not long before his death last year Norman Borlaug, the US agronomist responsible for what became known as the green revolution, was asked what had been the greatest disappointment in a seventy-year career that spanned the globe. He didn’t hesitate. ‘Africa,’ he replied.

His answer was not surprising.

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