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New Initiative Aims to Boost Africa’s Yields Through New Seeds

In Africa, seed production has long been dominated by big government monopolies, leaving few options for small-scale farmers and putting more obstacles in the way of food production. But a new initiative hopes to change all that by enhancing African farmers’ access to improved seeds. Edward Mabaya grew up in Zimbabwe, one of 10 children. His father was a construction worker and his mother farmed their land. But Mabaya’s story is not the one of rural poverty many people think of as...

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