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Following on from INA & ESU's comments; I agree that African Green Revolution must recognize the needs of the smallholder farmers. Regarding inputs such as fertilizer, we must look at ways to adapt these to the reality of subsistence farmers such as microdosing technology. ICRISAT (the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi Arid Tropics) works in Sub Saharan Africa and is applying this technology with proven positive impacts on many smallholder farmers. To know more please have a look at this photo essay on BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-10698153 and this opinion piece from William Dar, Director General, ICRISAT on http://blog.icrisat.org/archives/104