Sep 24, 2009, 5:23 AM
The continent of Africa used to be termed as the
However, that trend has virtually changed as many people, including those in the West, are now realising that
Officials of the US-based Worldwatch Institute have been touring the continent talking specifically about the plight of the farmers throughout their tour.
Worldwatch Institute’s sustainable agriculture programme highlights the benefits to farmers, consumers and ecosystems that are flexible enough to deal with switching weather patterns, productive enough to meet the needs of expanding populations and accessible enough to support rural communities.
Indeed, our farmers who toil day in day out should be given the much needed attention, if we have to realise food self sufficiency in our continent.
All efforts should be in place in ensuring that our farmers increase their crop yields.
For the visiting members of the Worldwatch Institute team, they have heard so many bad stories about
But for the rest of the world to see that
The youths, most particularly, must not look down on agriculture as the vocation for the illiterates, for not all of us can acquire the white-collar jobs.