कई सप्ताह पहले, The New York Times published an article on efforts by some members of the younger generation to spruce up how farming is perceived – ‘सहस्त्राब्दी पीढ़ी अफ्रीका में 'सेक्सी खेती मेक', जहां मिट्टी एक बार मायने रखता था शर्म की बात है tilling'सारा मसलिन Nir द्वारा. कहानी अफ्रीका कहा जबकि, यह घाना में स्थापित किया गया था. वहाँ महाद्वीप और GFN सदस्य पर काफी कुछ दूसरे देशों के हैं Chibuike Emmanuel नाइजीरिया निकल पड़े और कुछ युवा किसानों और कुछ अन्य देशों में प्रयासों को उजागर करने का फैसला किया है से. पार्ट्स 1 & 2 की 'सुनिश्चित करना एजी है' सेक्सी 'अफ्रीका में’ of this short series by Chibuike are followed by Part 3 नीचे:

कि कृषि सुनिश्चित करने के लिए युवा अफ्रीकियों के बहु अनुशासनिक प्रयासों महाद्वीप पर 'सेक्सी' बनी हुई है.

Aware that ‘‘[डब्ल्यू]hile there are large, successful farms on the continent, most farmers in sub-Saharan Africa are smallholders farmers cultivating an acre or less’’ as the article stated, Ogbole Samson a Nigerian biochemist is utilizing his scientific background to grow yams without soil but in air through the process of aeroponics. He believes that as land becomes more scare and prices skyrocket, that his solution will become more valuable. In the same vein, Angel Adelaja pioneered hydroponics in Nigeria through Fresh Direct to grow vegetables vertically in stackable shipping containers! One container can produce what an acre and a half of vegetable cultivation usually does!

And more African youth are stepping up to the plate. Nyasha Mudukuti was subjected to farm chores such as hand weeding several hours before going to school every morning in her native Zimbabwe. She hated agriculture and wanted to just work in an office where she can “wear lipsticks, paint her nails and cross her legs” because that was the image of success. By some providence, she is now rounding up her MSc in Plant Breeding, Genomics and Biotechnology from Michigan State University. She is passionate about deploying these technologies to help women across Africa “so that they don’t go through the same ordeal as she did”.

These examples underscore how ‘’A boom in technology that aims to increase productivity is helping make agriculture more modern and lucrative’’ and address the challenges of ‘’undeveloped distribution networks, poor roads and fickle water supplies‘’ as Sarah Maslin Nir opines [in the NYT article].

Value addition for food also comes into play. मेडागास्कर में, Heritiaina Randriamananatahina produces dairy and confectionary products, thus increasing jobs and hiring local farmers. तंजानिया में, Fawad Awadh’s YYTZ Agro processing produces and exports cashew nuts thereby increasing profit for local farmers. Egyptian Mostafa Amin started Breadfast.com to deliver fresh baked products and breakfast to customers’ doorsteps every morning across the country, while Guinean-born Oumou Bah a 24 year-old chef and blogger owns Kadiafricanrecipes.com which teaches people how to cook delicious African recipes in very easy steps.

See the final post with Part 4 अगले सप्ताह।..

Chibuike Emmanuel एक युवा नाइजीरियाई किसान जो वैश्विक किसान नेटवर्क का एक सदस्य है. उन्होंने कहा कि के संस्थापक क्यूरेटर है कृषि सेक्सी नेटवर्क है जो प्रेरित करती है, का समर्थन करता है और आकाओं सहस्त्राब्दी अफ्रीका की आर्थिक समृद्धि के लिए एक मार्ग के रूप में कृषि खाद्य करियर गले लगाने के लिए.