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
A small farm grows cabbages just a few kilometers from the central market in Takoradi, an oil-boom town and port city in Ghana. As the city’s population has burgeoned, more people living on the peripheries have begun cultivating land that would otherwise be idle. Zachary says that specialty vegetables command high prices: “This guy probably thought, ‘I used to just live here, but if I grow cabbages and treat them nicely, they sell for $1 a head.’ ”

 

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