Alimamy Bangura, a rice farmer in Makeni, eastern Sierra Leone, is unlikely to read the 2011 Economic Report on Africa written by experts of the African Union (AU) and the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). The report forecasts a 5 per cent economic growth rate for the continent this year.
"I am just excited that the rains have come at the right time," Alimamy told Africa Renewal. "I got some fertilizers from the government, and everyone wants to eat rice in this country."
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