The Global Farmer Network has several younger farmers in Africa who have been out front in efforts to reshape how agriculture is perceived in their countries and the continent as a whole. वे कड़ी मेहनत कर रहा है ब्याज की एक स्तर पर लाने के लिए, उत्साह, आधुनिक दृष्टिकोण, सकारात्मकता, scalability, पहुंच-योग्यता, लाभप्रदता और उनके विभिन्न प्रयासों के लिए उद्यमशीलता.

बाहर की जाँच करें map of locations for Global Farmer Network members and the current list of GFN के सदस्यों.

So it was exciting to see this article in न्यूयॉर्क टाइम्स, सहस्त्राब्दी पीढ़ी अफ्रीका में 'सेक्सी खेती मेक', जहां मिट्टी एक बार मायने रखता था शर्म की बात है tilling (excerpt below) highlighting this ongoing transformation. It immediately brought to mind discussions between farmers during Global Farmer Roundtables and several columns authored by GFN members from Africa.

We hope this helps gives you a sense of what some GFN members, those farmers interviewed in this article, and the many others involved across the continent are striving towards!

द्वारा Sarah Maslin Nir

AGOTIME BEH, Ghana — After he graduated from university, Vozbeth Kofi Azumah was reluctant to tell anyone — even his mother — what he planned to do for a living.“I’m a farmer,"उन्होंने कहा, buzzing his motorcycle between freshly plowed fields on a recent afternoon. “Here, that’s an embarrassment.”

In some parts of the world, farmers are viewed with respect and cultivating the land is seen as an honorable trade. But in a region where most agriculture is still for subsistence — relying on cutlass, hoe and a hope for rain — farming is a synonym for poverty.

But Mr. Azumah युवा की बढ़ती संख्या में से एक है, कॉलेज शिक्षित अफ्रीकियों को खेती professionalize मांग द्वारा कलंक लड़. वे केवल पैदावार बढ़ाने के लिए नहीं वैज्ञानिक दृष्टिकोण और डेटा crunching क्षुधा लागू कर रहे हैं, लेकिन यह दिखाने के लिए कि कृषि लाभप्रद हो सकती है.

वे खुद को "agripreneurs" कहते हैं ।

पढ़ें ंयूयॉर्क टाइंस में मूल लेखयहाँ क्लिक करें (सदस्यता-आधारित है लेकिन कई मुफ्त प्रति माह लेख उपलब्ध).