Africa and agricultural investment

The human suffering related to the famine in Africa is heart wrenching. As we look at media coverage of its terrible toll, we might think the continent is a basket case, forever in need of foreign aid and unable to help itself.
But Africans likely don’t think of themselves that way. Certainly the individual in the attached story and video clip doesn’t. Nigeria’s new minister of agriculture, Akin Adesina, blames the current situation on Africa’s failure to invest in its own agriculture. And he points to other countries’ purchase of land in Africa as a sign that the land can be productive and that many African countries have a bright future.

It is a voice of hope amid a horrific situation. Click here to read a story posted by Capital FM news, which has embedded an interview with Adesina.



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