Replenish the African breadbasket through fertiliser and biotechnology
Posted Sunday, April 15 2012 at 17:48
Put together, that is a mere seven African nations. That leaves 47 sovereign states that aren’t giving nearly enough thought to this essential tool of food production.
We should aspire to the agricultural success of the developed world, rather than assume that we must remain forever behind in food production.
The biotechnology promise and the power of fertiliser, put together, hold the potential to turn Africa into a breadbasket.
The choice is ours. We can take advantage of these amazing opportunities or cling to the methods that have already failed us.
Mr Bor, a farmer, teaches at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Eldoret campus. He is a member of the Truth About Trade & Technology Global Farmer Network (firstname.lastname@example.org).