Africa’s full agricultural potential remains untapped.
The continent of Africa could produce 2 – 3 times more cereals and grains which would add 20% more cereals and grains to the current worldwide 2.6 billion tons of output. If it increases its agricultural output- McKinsey.
Sub-Saharan Africa’s agricultural sector is expected to grow to $1 Trillion by 2030.
The average age of farmers globally is 60 while in Africa and America it is 65 and 57.5 respectively.
Therefore, this poses a threat to the global food supply, as the younger generation is not taking over. Moreover, agriculture is increasingly demanding disruptive technologies and a commitment to regenerative techniques.
In simple terms, there’s a need for young, digitally, and ecologically- minded farmers around the world.