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
“This Ugandan farmer is stacking hay in his cart, which he hopes to sell in town, but he’s doing it all wrong,” says Zachary. “That’s why his wife is laughing.” It’s a comical scene, but it speaks to a larger issue: Many African farmers have very little knowledge of modern farming techniques. “The lack of education can be startling,” Zachary says. “I’ve met farmers who didn’t know to plant their seeds in rows or to water their plants. So there’s a tremendous upside to teaching farmers.”

 

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