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Agriculture Program

The Carter Center's Agriculture Program worked in 15 sub-Saharan African countries between 1986-2011.

Farmer Sows Seeds of Change in His Ghana Community

June 25, 2009

In the small agricultural community of Bondo, Ghana, Kojo Osonyame finds it difficult to suppress his smile as he walks through the fields of his fertile farm. Acre after acre bursts forth with healthy crops creating a colorful maze of peppers, eggplants, okra, cassava, and plantains. Read more

Carter Center Consultant Norman Borlaug Receives Congressional Gold Medal for Food Research

July 17, 2007

Norman Borlaug, Nobel peace laureate and senior consultant of the Carter Center's Agriculture Program, was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal here July 17 for his work on high-yield, disease-resistant varieties of wheat credited with starting the "Green revolution" and alleviating starvation in India and Pakistan in the 1960s. Read more

Ending Hunger Takes More Than Bumper Harvests: A Look at the Center's Agriculture Program

Farming is a precarious business anywhere in the world. Besides the supply/demand factors that affect any business, farmers face the fickleness of Mother Nature. In developing countries, farmers contend with even more daunting challenges. Because there are few farm supply stores in most of western and central Africa, farmers must travel a day or more to buy seed, fertilizer, and herbicides for weed control. Fertilizer costs three to four times more than in developed countries. Few farmers can get loans to buy these input supplies. Read more

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