Savior crop for a continent? A hemp manifesto for Africa

Photo: Ccter Nzzuzi

First of two parts
Part 2: South Africa’s Cautionary Tale

Hemp could play a major role in achieving nearly every goal of the so-called “Africa 2063” manifesto, and serve in nearly every aspect of the ambitious Accelerated Industrial Development plan for Africa (AIDA), driven by the African Union and the United Nations. There is no better single crop to help modernize African agriculture and bring more industrialization to African economies than hemp, with its adaptability as a crop and its broad array of potential end products.

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