G. Pascal Zachary on Africa’s Farming Boom

A journalist’s photos document signs of change in the sub-Sahara

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G. Pascal Zachary on Africa’s Farming Boom
Photo: G. Pascal Zachary

Photo: G. Pascal Zachary
The typical farm in the sub-Sahara is small—just a few hectares—and family owned. “You seldom see the big, mechanized farms of the American Midwest,” says Zachary. Many farmers still use a hoe to till the soil; somewhat more advanced but more expensive is the ox plow. Few farmers can afford to keep their own oxen, so they may rent the animals and equipment as needed.

 

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