Putting African Agriculture at the Apex
Ms. Vivian Lowery Derryck
Preoccupation with the troubled transitions in The Gambia, Kenya, Liberia, and Zimbabwe has overshadowed a looming crisis and potential development bonanza rolled into one: agriculture. Agriculture, the basis of most African economies, provides over 50 percent of employment. With 60 percent of the world’s uncultivated arable land, the continent holds a key to global food security by 2050.