Why Poverty?

Developing Africa's Resources One Displaced Farmer at a Time

Preview: Season 5 Episode 26 | 2m 57s

Africa produces 10 percent less food than it did in 1960. With the rise of monoculture farming and globalized food production, the landscape of the continent is shifting and threatening its ability to feed itself. In Mali, an American plan for a vast sugar cane operation on the banks of the Niger River threatens small-scale native rice farmers who have fed their communities for generations.

Aired: 11/27/12

Rating: NR

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