May 08 2008

Africa Plays the Rice Card

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An opening salvo of mine on a widening debate over how Africans — who have in recent years imported as much as $2 billion worth of rice — can raise their own production of the critical crop. With rice prices sharply higher in recent months, the question of which policies can provide more self-reliance is critical. See my poist this week on Foreign Policy’s site for the view from Uganda. Through wise government policies and shrewd investment, rice production in the country has soared.

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