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Video: Former USAID Administrator Andrew Natsios: A Green Revolution for Africa?


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?

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Anthony Clark Arend is Professor of Government and Foreign Service at Georgetown University and the Director of the Master of Science in Foreign Service in the Walsh School of Foreign Service.

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