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Adopting A Scalable Operating Model Tailored to African Smallholders

May 31, 2013


Originally published in Ag4Impact’s 8 Views for the G8 report, and co-authored with Andrew Youn, executive director of One Acre Fund: Sub-Saharan Africa is one of the world’s six major crop regions, and it is the only one that has the potential for significant yield improvements. Farmers in sub-Saharan Africa use 15 times less fertilizer […]

Africa Elections Expose Democracy's Fault Lines

January 5, 2011


Originally published in GlobalPost: NEW YORK — More than a month after its presidential election, Ivory Coast remains in political crisis. The incumbent president, Laurent Gbagbo, refuses to leave office, though the official vote count shows that he lost to opposition leader Alassane Ouattara. The country is teetering on the brink of civil war. Gbagbo […]

Population, Health, and Environment in Agriculture Development

July 26, 2010


Originally published on The New Security Beat: Driving from Kigali into rural Rwanda, the hills that flank either side of the paved road are covered with bananas, maize, coffee, and beans under cultivation. Most Rwandans are farmers, using any bit of available land to feed their families and generate income. In this country—the most densely […]

The Hills of Rwanda

June 29, 2010


I’m writing from the balcony of One Acre Fund’s headquarters in Tyazo, Rwanda, a little village on the edge of Lake Kivu, not too far from the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo. Lots of Rwandans have never been to this part of Rwanda–when I arrived a few weeks ago, I drove down with […]

China's in Africa for Business, Not Aid

June 27, 2010


Originally published in GlobalPost: KIGALI, Rwanda — Next to the Sopetrade highway heading toward Kigali’s city center, construction workers are digging up the side of the road in preparation for adding an additional lane. In and around Kigali’s city center, similar road projects are in process. The project financier? China Eximbank, to the tune of […]

Integrating East Africa

March 24, 2010


Originally published in GlobalPost: BUNGOMA, Kenya — Travelers crossing from Kenya to Uganda by road face a daunting line of trucks and cars at the border post at Malaba. Kenyan businessman who want to do business in Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda must contend with buying goods and services in four different currencies with fluctuating exchange […]