Thursday, April 27, 2023

Africa Needs to Focus on Agriculture, Not Industrialization

 The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace published on 21 April 2023 a paper titled "Africa's Infrastructure-Led Growth Experiment Is Faltering.  It is Time to Focus on Agriculture" by David Ndii.

African policy makers are unable to resist the allure of industrialization fueled by heavy investments in infrastructure, much of it financed by China.  The author argues that Africa will not become economically competitive without a broad-based increase in agricultural productivity.