AgricultureChallenges & Way Forward      Paul Gichure     @GichureMkenya
@Gichure•   Kenyan•   Data Consumer•   Techie•   Democrat•   Vocal
The Potential                Country      Arable Land                             (%)                Mauritius    49.02   ...
The Potential“Africa can feed itself within a generation, but it  can also become a major exporter of food”              –...
Incapacity??
Challenges•   Population Increase•   Unreliable/Unpredictable Climate•   Pests, Wildlife and Diseases•   Poor Marketing In...
Recommendations• Increased Agricultural funding• Adopt a market-led productivity improvement  strategy• Enhance use of mec...
CommentsFor comments or feedback;           Email: pgichure@gichure.me.ke             Twitter: @GichureMkenyaRead Full art...
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Agriculture In Africa

  1. 1. AgricultureChallenges & Way Forward Paul Gichure @GichureMkenya
  2. 2. @Gichure• Kenyan• Data Consumer• Techie• Democrat• Vocal
  3. 3. The Potential Country Arable Land (%) Mauritius 49.02 Rwanda 45.56 Togo 44.2 Kenya 8.01 Arable land - 26.4 per cent of the total land area, and 18.7 per cent is currently cultivated.
  4. 4. The Potential“Africa can feed itself within a generation, but it can also become a major exporter of food” – Prof Calestous Juma
  5. 5. Incapacity??
  6. 6. Challenges• Population Increase• Unreliable/Unpredictable Climate• Pests, Wildlife and Diseases• Poor Marketing Infrastructure• Conservativeness• Lack of sufficient Government funding
  7. 7. Recommendations• Increased Agricultural funding• Adopt a market-led productivity improvement strategy• Enhance use of mechanical power• Use of Information and Communication Technology at all levels• Improve the coping strategies of farmers in response to environmental variability and climate change• Improved Marketing Infrastructure
  8. 8. CommentsFor comments or feedback; Email: pgichure@gichure.me.ke Twitter: @GichureMkenyaRead Full article at http://blog.gichure.me.ke/?p=94

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