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Another great piece from FUTURE DEVELOPMENT. Thank you.

I've heard it said more and more often - in reference to Africa at least - that agriculture must be treated as a business issue not as a development issue. It would be great to hear more thoughts on this.

With large amounts of uncultivated arable land, roughly 60 percent of the global total, Africa has plenty of space to lift production. Meanwhile productivity can also be boosted. African cereal yields are just over one-third of the developing world average, linked to the fact that as much as 80 percent of Africa’s agriculture still depends on rain not irrigation.

How might it help to treat agriculture in Africa as business?