In Focus | Southern Africa
Southern Africa's other green revolution

The slow legalisation of the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes, which got under way in Canada and the United States in 2016, has started a veritable agricultural revolution in Africa. From the mountains of Lesotho to the South African coast, taking in Malawi and Zimbabwe, the sector's major operators have set up partnerships with local entrepreneurs able to oversee plantations and talk to governments about the liberalisation of a form of cultivation which is still largely forbidden on the continent. [...]
Published on 19.10.2020 at 06:00 GMT Reading time 8 minutes
Legal exploitation of cannabis for medical use.
Legal exploitation of cannabis for medical use. © WARREN TODA/EPA/Newscom/MaxPPP

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