Depuis un mois les « Vues agriculteurs’ section has featured segments written by GFN memberChibuike Emmanuel du Nigeria qui a été inspiré par une histoire dans le New York Times a publié il y a quelques semaines, Millennials Make Farming Sexy in Africa, Où le sol Une fois labourage Honte Meant by Sarah Maslin Nir. Her article was about efforts by some members of the younger generation to spruce up how farming is perceived in Ghana. There are quite a few other nations on the continent and Chibuike decided to set out and highlight some young farmers he is knowledgable of and their efforts in a few other countries. Parts 1, 2 & 3 of ‘Ensuring Ag Remains Sexy In Africa’ conclure maintenant à la partie 4 au dessous de:

The multi-disciplinary efforts of young Africans to ensure that Agriculture remains sexy on the continent.

Just as in Ghana where celebrities have answered the call Nigerian ace-artiste DBanj led a pan Africa collaboration effort for the ONEs Do Agric, It Pays Campaign with his Cocoa na Chocolate banger. Top recording artists from countries across the continent – Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Tanzanie, RDC, Afrique du Sud, Swaziland, Algérie, Cote dIvoire, Kenya et au Cameroun – ont tous été impliqués dans la fabrication de la chanson à succès. From musicals to visuals, Nawsheen Hosenally, who is Mauritian merged her passion for technology with her field of study in agricultural extension to co-found Agro-alimentaire TV with her Burkinabe journalist husband. The web TV makes the sector more attractive to youth by showcasing success stories of young agriprenuers and their innovations across Africa.

As President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana is doling out policies to strengthen his countrys agricultural renaissance, les jeunes Africains sont également des politiques durables conduisait dans d'autres lieux. Diplômé de l'Imperial College de Londres et de la Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Dr. Flux de voiture du Nigeria, mais maintenant basé à Nariobi, est un pionnier de la Centre international d'agriculture tropicale (CIAT) portefeuille en Afrique de quatre domaines pivots: climate-smart agriculture; la construction des systèmes alimentaires durables et les actions des écosystèmes; ainsi que l'analyse de gros volumes de données. He served as the Senior Technical Adviser to Dr. Adesina, Président de la Banque africaine de développement, when he was the Nigerian Minister of Agriculture. For instance, Debisi fourni des conseils techniques à l'ancien Président du Nigeria et ministre sur le programme de transformation agricole du Nigeria (ATA).

Donc, avec plus de 60% of the worlds uncultivated arable area resident on the continent, increasingly Africas millennial are now embracing …le travail du sol… but they understand that this is beyond primary agriculture and even food. Whether they are farmers, ingénieurs, shapers culture, scientifiques alimentaires, avocats ou comptables, il y a toujours quelque chose qu'ils peuvent faire dans la chaîne de valeur agroalimentaire. So multi-disciplinary cross-pollination of ideas across fields and countries are already taking place. Les braises de cette révolution est attisée à travers le continent- de l'est à l'ouest, north to south. These young men and women understand that whats at stake is Africas economic future. Therefore, ils sont Brisons les barrières, chemine dans des difficultés insondables, innovating under excruciating conditions and taking charge of their own destinies. Their efforts are showing that this can be done, making farming (agriculture) sexy thus attractive to other young people and ensuring that this resurgence in Africas agriculture isnt just a fad, mais là pour rester.

Chibuike Emmanuelis a young Nigerian farmer who is a member of the Global farmer Network. He is the founding curator of theL'agriculture est Réseau Sexywhich inspires, supports and mentors millennials to embrace agri-food careers as a pathway to Africas economic prosperity.