Can these super-crops feed Africa?
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Can these super-crops feed Africa?

Africa's population is set to boom over the next few decades - reaching 2.5 billion people by 2050.

Scientists in Kenya are trying to find ways of growing enough food for everyone.

The African Orphan Crops Consortium has identified 101 traditional plants ripe for improvement and is using a DNA sequencing machine to speed up traditional cross-breeding.

It makes the plants more fruitful, drought resistance and disease tolerant.

  • 22 Aug 2017
  • From the section Africa
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