Timothy Wise

Timothy Wise

Timothy A Wise is a Senior Advisor at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy.


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In­dus­tri­al agri­cul­ture has failed to elim­i­nate food in­se­cu­ri­ty in Africa. It is time for a rad­i­cal­ly dif­fer­ent ap­proach.

Opinion by Mutinta Nketani and Timothy Wise
Published On 4 Sep 2023
Sasini employees unload bags of fertilizer from a truck at Kipkebe Tea Estate at Kipkebe Tea Estate in Musereita on October 21, 2022. - The agricultural drone market is expected to grow in the coming years, with some reports suggesting it could reach 10.5 billion USD by 2028. Kenya, a country vulnerable to drought and food insecurity in some areas, is investing in agricultural technology in the hope to reduce costs and increasing crop yields. (Photo by Patrick Meinhardt / AFP) / “The erroneous mention[s] appearing in the metadata of this photo by Patrick Meinhardt has been modified in AFP systems in the following manner: [fertilizer] instead of [pesticide]. Please immediately remove the erroneous mention[s] from all your online services and delete it (them) from your servers. If you have been authorized by AFP to distribute it (them) to third parties, please ensure that the same actions are carried out by them. Failure to promptly comply with these instructions will entail liability on your part for any continued or post notification usage. Therefore we thank you very much for all your attention and prompt action. We are sorry for the inconvenience this notification may cause and remain at your disposal for any further information you may require.”

The ris­ing cost of food is di­rect­ly re­lat­ed to the di­ver­sion of vi­tal food­stocks to man­u­fac­ture bio­fu­els.

Opinion by Marie Brill and Timothy Wise
Published On 17 Oct 2013