Actor cum Politician, John Dumelo, has disclosed that Africa needs a technological approach to achieve the agricultural revolution.
John Dumelo took to his Facebook page after attending an Agriculture program in Tanzania. As spotted by thenewsgod.com, the actor advocated for a change in the tools and techniques of farming in Africa. He projected that Africa will import more food in the near future if our style towards farming isn’t changed by suggesting that Africa farmers desist from the hoe and cutlass style of farming. He said;
“I was privileged to speak on Agriculture on the African continent at Sahara Sparks in Tanzania. “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 world’s 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 0bn 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!”. #makeagricgreat #Thenewafrica #proudfarmer“