This is what more than 250 scientists, farmers, policymakers and economists have come to discuss in Addis Ababa, to seriously consider for the first time what was once, in a time when wheat prices were low, merely a wish.
Hans-Joachim Braun, director of CIMMYT's Global Wheat program, said he had a hard time promoting the development of wheat fields in Africa when wheat prices were low. But times have changed.
International donors would say, recalled Braun, "wheat is not for Africa. You should grow tea, or rubber, or flowers."
"Five years ago, it was another story," he said.
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