Investing in African farmers

It is evident that more needs to be done to assist the millions of people in Africa who are facing food shortages;  but interestingly enough the Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlighted the need to put the focus and investment directly with the smallholder farmer, who is the main food producer for many rural communities.

“Increasing investments in agriculture and the rural economy is a necessary first step. Investing more will help small farmers adopt new technologies and modern farming methods. It will help provide agricultural extension services, more storage facilities, better roads access to markets,” Ban Ki-moon stated.

Read more from the UN News Service.

Could this grassroot approach be effective in alleviating existing and future food shortages?  Have your say.

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