Optimal Harvest in Africa Hinges on Weed Control

Solving weed problems can greatly benefit African agriculture. According to Leonard Gianessi, it will enable farmers to maximize production. It will also eliminate a practice that made farming an unappealing activity to young Africans, says the director of CropLife Foundation's Crop Protection Research Institute.

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  • Rahilla Zafar

    Rahilla Zafar served as a former Devex fellow in Washington, D.C., from April to July 2008 after returning from Afghanistan, where she worked for the International Organization for Migration and the NATO-led mission. Her writing has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, the Guardian and Knowledge@Wharton. Rahilla has a bachelor's in public policy from DePaul University and a master's in social policy and planning in developing countries from the London School of Economics.