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October 11, 2006

Norman Borlaug on Africa's Green Revolution

Norman Borlaug, Nobel Peace Prize winner and father of the “Green Revolution,? recently paid a visit to his alma mater, the University of Minnesota, to discuss his new biography, “The Man Who Fed the World.? His visit coincided with announcement by the Gates and Rockefeller foundations that they will spend $150 million over five years to develop and spread high-yield crops in Africa and to assist family farmers. Borlaug says the road ahead for Africa’s Green Revolution is paved with obstacles, such as lack of health care, education and a transportation infrastructure.

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