global need for affordable food
growing demands for feed, fibre, fuel and bio-based materials
sustainable increases in productivity
combat challenges posed by climate change.
WORLDWIDE ANALYTIC REPORTS OF DEMAND AND SUPPLY FROM DAILY PRESSresearch OR GLOBAL ORGANIZATIONS.Africa's impressive growth
Jan 6th 2011, 14:10 by The Economist online
Africa is now one of the world’s fastest-growing regions
MUCH has been written about the rise of the BRICs and Asia’s impressive economic performance.But an analysis by
finds that over the ten years to 2010, six of the world’s tenfastest-growing economies were in sub-Saharan Africa. On IMF forecasts Africa will grab seven of the top ten places over the next five years (our ranking excludes countries with a population of lessthan 10m as well as Iraq and Afghanistan, which could both rebound strongly in the years ahead).Over the past decade the simple unweighted average of countries’ growth rates was virtuallyidentical in Africa and Asia. Over the next five years Africa is likely to take the lead. In other words,the average African economy will outpace its Asian counterpart.