Rwanda, May 15 – Agriculture remains to be arguably the most invested economic activity in Africa with the availability of vast land, natural resources, favorable climatic conditions and good soil. The continent is basically the mother of agriculture, relied by various countries for food production.
According to the latest reports, the sector has been hinted to be a stimulus for a greater economic development. With more investments and information, the sector can be transformed to be a powerhouse with other available opportunities springing from its success.
Other than the normal growth of the sector, participants have desired to see the transformation of the sector, vital to reach objectives and be more productive. This will require a lot of work which governments and investors have already began to put efforts in.
An increase in the productivity level would be vital in opening of opportunities down the line that would somewhat come in handy. Not only will the exports increase to bring more foreign exchange even to the regional blocks but investment opportunities to the gaps created will offer investment grounds to be looked into.
Farmers must be equipped and helped at all cost to improve their yields with some level of quality. There access to finances and information as well as technology should be made easier to avoid mediocre work. Supports form governments, SACCOs and other avenue should be readily available for them. By investing in them, they will be more productive to contribute to the general welfare of the nation.
More and in-depth research on food security should be carried out as a protective measure on the future calamities.
Better farming will curb poverty levels in countries, and increase incomes to the farmers. It will balance external trade to keep the economy in check and balance the strength of currencies.