Geldof and Obasanjo on creating a better harvest for African agriculture

How We Made It in Africa | 13 March 2014

Former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo (shown here sitting to the right of Uk rock star Bob Geldof) is involved in at least two large land grabs in Nigeria, one involving his own company in Cross River State and another involving the US company Dominion Farms in Taraba State.

Geldof and Obasanjo on creating a better harvest for African agriculture 
 Africa is one of the most fertile regions on earth. Yet, while the continent boasts 60% of the world’s uncultivated arable land, one in four Africans still go hungry and Africa still imports 40% of the food it needs.

While recent developments in African agriculture show tremendous promise, the continent still lacks viable ways of channelling investment money to the millions of dynamic entrepreneurs with viable business ideas in sectors such as farming, aquaculture and agro-processing. Indeed, Africa is losing huge potential investments each year. This loss has effects for jobs and economic growth.

These are a few key changes necessary to make this possible…
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