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Young entrepreneurs lend glamor to African agriculture

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In a long-sleeved shirt and jeans, expertly navigating eastern Rwanda's bumpy back roads in a white four-wheel drive, Dieudonne Twahirwa looks nothing like the stereotypical African farmer.

Can a hungry Mali turn rice technology into 'white gold'?

BAGUINEDA, Mali (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When rice farmers started producing yields nine times larger than normal in the Malian desert near the famed town of Timbuktu a decade ago, a passerby could have mistaken the crop for another desert mirage.

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