The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) pledged in 2006 to double the yields of 30 million smallholder farmers by the end of 2021. But in reality, Africa’s food insecurity is getting worse, while the producers of genetically modified seeds, pesticides and fertilisers continue to cash in. A look at why this is happening.

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Monique Bennett holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of the Witwatersrand. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Political Science at Stellenbosch University funded by the Peace Research Institute of Oslo. She enjoys a mixed-methods approach to research across topics such as governance, environmental issues, human security and peacebuilding within the African context. She supports her research team by providing data-driven evidence for their research/op-eds and writes for various South Africa news outlets.