Dude. How is this news? Development folks have been saying this stuff for years.
Apparently, the NYT thinks that it is newsworthy to report that elimination of subsidies on agriculture (cotton in particular, in this article) would help African farmers.
Regular readers of this blog know that I've been harping on this forever, and I'm not alone! This is a regular thread of conversation in our circles.
When are US newspapers going to get with the program?