October 11, 2017
The international community has set itself the goal of eradicating hunger and poverty in the world by 2030. This means that, in the face of this daunting challenge, every bad news makes its realization go back on time.
For this reason, FAO’s UN agency estimates in a report published on 9 October 2017 at its headquarters in Rome that the ” realization of the 2030 Program is absolutely dependent on the progress made in rural areas where most of the people suffering from poverty and hunger “.
In this table, with 20% of the population affected by hunger, sub-Saharan Africa is the region most affected.
Experts from the African Center for Economic Transformation(ACET), established in Ghana, are even more explicit. To avoid the continent’s dependence on food imports for an annual budget estimated at $ 68 billion, they suggest that countries adopt modern technologies (drones) to make agriculture more efficient and modify agricultural land.
Towards a class of modern African farmers
For them, it is also essential to rejuvenate the farmers. ” If we can introduce a series of reforms and support programs and make agriculture a profitable business, we can hope to train younger and more cultured farmers, ” says economist Yaw Ansu.
Choices which, according to these analysts, could “lifting millions out of poverty “.