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Tripling crop yields in tropical Africa

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Between 1960 and 2000, Asian and Latin American food production tripled, thanks to the use of high-yielding varieties of crops. Africa can follow suit, but only if depletion of soil nutrients is addressed.

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  1. Pedro A. Sánchez is at The Earth Institute, Columbia University, Lamont Campus, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, New York 10964, USA.  psanchez@ei.columbia.edu

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