It is said that agriculture and agribusiness together are projected to be a US$ 1 trillion industry in Sub-Saharan Africa by 2030 (compared to US$ 313 billion in 2010), and they should be at the top of the agenda for economic transformation and development (Source: World Bank). Also, with regards to food security, Africa is home to over 874 million hectares of land suitable for agricultural production. This means lots of untapped potential for the future of African youth and the African economy. Before we can truly embrace the true benefits of agriculture, we must learn to move away from the Deficit Analysis (challenges of farming) to the Prospect Building (opportunities in farming). Read More
On the last week to the event… At this point, we had everything set but the general public did not know much of it. The banners were not ready because we wanted to have the confirmation of the Minister to include his details. At this point, I knew I was in for a surprise. I had to calm myself down and be hopeful, relying on God and the good brains of my team mates; Alieu and Tola to come up with something. This was a defining moment in my life because at this point, my initial friends who were helping us were all busily locked up in their personal activities and so, we were just three guys trying to pull some hard strings. I had no idea what was going to happen next. The BIG puzzle begins…
As a child, I was good with fixing puzzles. My greatest challenge was to fix a 2000-pieces puzzle in a week, and this was done only after returning home from school. This achievement was one of the inspired moments that led my adventurous lifestyle; taking risk, always trying new things, putting things together to lead a change whenever there was an opportunity.