"What is clear is that if there's a green revolution in Africa, it's not going to look like the green revolution in Asia," Ruxin said. "It will not be about exporting huge amounts of food, but it will be about millions of people in Africa being able to feed themselves and to afford things like health care, education for their kids. And that in itself would be revolutionary."
With farms producing only 1/4 of what their counterparts in Asia produce, think of the immense boost this would give to local and worldwide economies. It kinda makes the argument that we're "short on growable land" moot, doesn't it?