Speaking on Agriculture on the African continent at Sahara Sparks in Tanzania, John Dumelo stated that “We need a technological approach to achieve the agricultural revolution. We can’t compete with the West with our cutlass and hoe lifestyle. We talk about food security on the African continent but we are not ready to take risks. Risks that will see our lands being turned into major food baskets.
Africa has the worlds largest arable land, yet we import food worth billions of dollars each year. About 60 percent of our land is uncultivated and by 2025, Africa will be importing $110bn worth of food. It’s time for us to cash in on that. Let’s start growing and stop importing. Let’s shift our focus to maximizing output and consuming what we grow. It’s time for us to change the narrative. It’s time for Africa.
Enough of the talks…enough of the statistics, let’s get to work!”.