Agro at Forefront of Transformation of African Marketplace

Africa has been enjoying an economic renaissance, as a myriad of emerging market nations join the international circle of exchange. Prosperity for all is possible, though many serious challenges remain.

Indeed, African farmers recently found themselves at war with natural pests, such as the armyworm. When armyworm larvae turn into moths, the creatures relocate, destroying more crops. In just a few weeks the armyworm has invaded six additional African nations (after originally washing up on the shores of Sub-Saharan Africa by boat), with the potential to hinder the trajectory of Pan-African agriculture.

Some governments are distributing pesticides; in Malawi, which is threatened by drought as well as armyworms, President Peter Mutharika recently made remarks suggesting a solution is no…

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