Africa needs more farm investment to prevent hunger
African countries should invest more in agriculture in order to cater for its growing population. Since independence, governments have not put enough effort and resources in the agriculture sector.
This is despite the fact that it is the main source of income and food or as it is said, the backbone of African countries’ economy. Many cases of malnutrition, deaths have also been reported in different parts of Africa and its time those responsible change this narrative.
They should encourage more people to engage in farming and as well as facilitate farmers with subsidised fertiliser, equipment and education.
By doing this, cases of malnutrition and deaths due to starvation and poverty will be a thing of the past. This however, comes with budget allocations, partnerships and research. These are areas we need to prioritise.
ANDREW MALONZA Meru