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How to Help Africa Feed Itself

• Commercial-scale farms could displace smallholders

• “Technology is playing a larger and larger role in agriculture”

Peter Sotamaruti’s 2-acre farm near Bungoma, a village in western Kenya, is minuscule by the standards of the developed world. But it’s double the acreage he tended five years ago. Sales of surplus corn have allowed the 49-year-old farmer and his family to trade up from a mud hut to a three-room brick house with solar-powered lights. His modest profits also

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