Agriculture’s impact on malaria

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June 19th, 2013

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James McCann, College of Arts & Sciences

Raising agricultural productivity is a priority in much of sub-Saharan Africa, where some 70% of people live in rural areas and rely on farming…

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“The director of a key agency’s crop programme – the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research – came to a workshop on maize and malaria and stated that he was convinced of the link, but then honestly advised us that his primary mandate from his bosses was food production and that the government was committed to maize as the engine of that growth. Health implications were not a consideration.”

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