The interesting thing about studying the future, is that trends are usually developing while we’re busy looking at other things. This is a very positive trend coming from Africa:
Currently a net food importer, Africa has the potential to become a food exporter through a combination of modern technology, improved infrastructure and better technical education, according to the study.
Calestous Juma, professor of the practice of international development at the Harvard Kennedy School in the United States, led the research, which was funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
“Seventy percent of employment in Africa comes from agriculture, so you can argue that in Africa agriculture and economy are synonymous,” he said. “In effect, you cannot modernize the economy in Africa without starting with agriculture.”