The African Diaspora: how Africans will feed Africa

The FARA Social Reporters Blog

The perception that “the Diaspora” is a drain out of Africa -a loss, of sorts- has seen a bit of a reversal recently. There is no exact estimate on the total number of Africans living outside the continent. Nevertheless, their contributions to its development are undeniably large.

A side event for the 6th Africa Agriculture Science Week (AASW6), which began in earnest on Monday, 15th July in Accra, Ghana, was organized by Iowa State University and the Association of African Agricultural Professionals in the Diaspora (AAAPD) on “Mobilizing the Diaspora for agricultural transformation in Africa.” The event highlighted a number of initiatives across the continent that the African Diaspora is carrying out to support agricultural development.

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