Video: Former USAID Administrator Andrew Natsios: A Green Revolution for Africa?May 29, 2010 # 12:40 pm # Foreign Policy, Human Rights, International Organizations # No Comment
Over at Georgetown’s Master of Science in Foreign Service site, recent MSFS grad Amina Khan interviewed Georgetown Professor and former USAID Administrator Andrew Natsios. Khan writes:
On April 27, 2010 US Senator Richard Lugar stated at a press conference with the CSIS- “Facing a previous crisis in food security, the United States was at the forefront of the Green Revolution that had a powerful impact in Asia and Latin America. Going forward, we can harness the expertise of the scientific, educational, and agricultural communities to create a second Green Revolution.”
In a paper for the Washington Quarterly, titled “the coming food coups”, Andrew Natsios discussed a four-pronged strategy to manage the price increases countries we are witnessing and also mentioned bringing in a new Green Revolution to Africa.
Based on these references, we asked Professor Natsios whether there is going to be a Green Revolution for Africa and if so, what is it going to look like? What role will the US play?