Marshall Matz,developing agriculture, Africa, United Nations, Kofi Annan, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, AGRA, African Union, Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Programme, Joe DeVries, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Today's commentary is about predictions. To start, I have some predictions from other former Cabinet Members. For more than 20 years, I have put together a "Cabinet Secretaries Luncheon" during the Christmas holidays
Sports fans in the DC area have become all too accustomed to defeatist attitudes with respect to local coverage of our professional sports franchises. Now we must all deal with similar dooms day reports about our nation's fiscal and economic future.
This year, more than seven billion people will inhabit the earth. Within forty years, that number will grow to nine billion. This dramatic increase in the worldâ€™s population will present extraordinary challenges to every country.
Our Nation has been going through an extremely difficult economic period and many challenges lay ahead. Yet going forward, agriculture stands in a prime position to help lead the country to future growth.