Developing well-functioning markets
A sustainable Green Revolution in Africa depends on well- functioning markets that provide reliable outlets for farm produce, while also serving as dependable sources of affordable food.
For many years, African countries have pushed for increased agricultural productivity without making an equal push for improving markets. The result: localized gluts of staple foods that drive down prices and cause farmers to abandon new technologies that seem not to add much value to their income.
Thus a vicious cycle of poverty continues in many African countries and food security remains elusive.