I just read a rather detailed article on “African agriculture” in National Geographic magazine. It noted that it was on the rise and that Africa, itself, while having a lot of fallow land and plenty of water for irrigation, nonetheless still has the “…largest ‘yield gap’ of anywhere on earth.” The article also noted that the World Bank, other donor countries, and corporations are stepping up to increase this ‘yield.’ Problem is, the article (by Joel K. Bourne, Jr.) explains that big farming is colliding, in many parts of Africa, with small farming. Corporate farming concerns are, for instance, buying up big swaths of land in, say, Mozambique — with the government doing little to protect small farmer land rights in this. As the big farms take over, they then continue to increase exponentially (as has happened in America). What’s more, big farming practices include things like using massive amounts of toxic, artificial pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers… that, in the long run, damage the soil, the environment, and, well, consumers (cancer risks, and such). In the article, a partial argument is made to help current small farmers there be as sustainable as possible by helping them in various ways. For instance, “African Century Agriculture” provides small farmers with more seed and mechanical devises to weed. It also provides “extension agents” to teach these small farmers about “conservation agriculture,” the latest in seed treatments, and such. They currently work with some 900 farmers. Note: Our administration’s policy would be too increase, ‘exponentially,’ aid to organizations like African Century Agriculture to help buoy the small farmers of Africa. Given Africa is the “hungriest continent” in the world (scores of people starve to death every day there), our priority — devoid of myopic, selfish “American interests” — would be to, well, do what’s morally right to help people with constant “food insecurity” issues. And our agricultural platform stance, in part, outlines projects that we’ve researched across America to mobilize a lot more help for these people. This is, really, how we can: Make America Great Again — in God’s eyes. [Our Foreign Policy addresses some of all this as well.] Note 2: The article also noted that the “specter of climate change threatens to hammer Africa’s [crop] yields.” So our administration’s policy would be to also work on, ‘exponentially’ again, curbing climate change.