Young Farmers' Clubs (Zimbabwe)

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Take a look at this paper by Mark Ashurst and Stephen Mbithi

Published by Africa Research Institute

July 2010

Click on it below

Why-Africa-can-make-it-big-in-agriculture (PDF)

“A few extracts from the paper” below

“Self-sufficiency in food production is the new mantra of donors and policymakers in Africa. But farmers, large and small, can be much more ambitious. Agriculture is the continent’s most neglected- and important-potential competitive advantage. It is Africa’s best answer to globalisation. Until farming is commercially viable, there will always be hunger in Africa.”

Food is critical to Africa’s prospects and farming is the best hope for impoverished rural communities on which 70% of the country’s poor depend. With more ambition-commercial agriculture would transform Africa’s balance of trade.

Improvements in agriculture are vital to the continent and to the world. Worldwide, at least a billion people, one person in six are hungry. By 2050 the global population is forecast…

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