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The Challenge of Making Agricultural Work in the Developing World

Sylvain Charlebois, a Canadian academic at the University of Regina, recently published a commentary piece in the Globe and Mail newspaper discussing how the developing world, especially Africa, needs to put in place a new agricultural system in order to work toward greater food security.

Charlebois argues that the current system for agricultural production needs to be reviewed by developing countries in order to make it more relevant to their own needs — both nutrional and economic.  Or, in the author’s own words, scientific advances should be looked at:

in the contexts of North-South relations, a globalized market economy, cultural diversity and economic asymmetry.