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Bernard Pollack

In Zimbabwe, the Voice of the Worker

Bernard Pollack | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bernard Pollack

Imagine being one of only five opposition voices in a country of thirteen million people, where all radio, print and television are strictly controlled by the government. That's Ben Madzimure's uphill battle everyday.

Ethiopian Coffee Beans for the Caffeine Addicted, Liberal "Latte" Drinker

Bernard Pollack | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bernard Pollack

Coffee "collectors" in Gima, Ethiopia don't plant coffee bushes, but pick the beans from wild plants. While this might be the most eco-friendly type of coffee production, it's not very lucrative.

AGRA Sets the Record Straight

Bernard Pollack | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bernard Pollack

While many food advocates are concerned about the encroachment of transnational agribusiness into Africa, AGRA is focusing on breeding hybrid seeds locally, a departure from the first green revolution.

Looking for a Greener Revolution: Visit to AGRA

Bernard Pollack | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bernard Pollack

By building up the private sector and creating a system of agro-dealers to distribute fertilizer, AGRA is hoping to reduce the gap between farmers and inputs in Kenya.