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Counterfeiters Sow the Seeds of Poverty

Counterfeiters Sow the Seeds of Poverty

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You reap what you sow, as the old adage goes. But can you imagine putting your time and back-breaking labor into crops, only to have them fail to yield food? That’s what is happening in African communities, and it’s not because of the soil quality, the level of rain, or the lack of laborers. Recent reports indicate that Ugandan’s farmers’ crops and livelihood have been decimated due to counterfeit seeds.