Why Adesina's Election is Important for Agriculture

By Marshall, as published in Agri-Pulse In a surprise upset, Dr. Akinwumi (Akin) Adesina was elected to be the next President of the African Development Bank (ADB), defeating seven rivals in six rounds of voting.  Adesina holds a PhD in agriculture… Read More
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Family Farms in Africa

By Marshall L. Matz and Peter B. Matz, as published by the National Farmers Union Kudos to National Farmers Union for recognizing the link between family farming and meeting the challenge of global food security. Family farms are indeed the key to… Read More
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Africa Rising

By Marshall L. Matz, as published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch According to Forbes Magazine, Mr. Strive Masiyiwa is the Bill Gates of Africa. The Econet Wireless Group headed by Masiyiwa and based in South Africa now operates in 17 countries, emp… Read More
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Farming’s transformation starts to change Africa

By Marshall Matz, as published in the Des Moines Register Next month President Barack Obama is hosting an Africa summit with heads of state and corporate chief executive officers. The timing is excellent. Africa’s unique green revolution, with its… Read More
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