Who will take the place of the aging African farmer?

The FARA Social Reporters Blog

There are more young people in the African population than ever before. In fact, approximately 70 percent of the over 1 Billion people living in Africa are under the age of 30! What’s more, fewer and fewer young people are attracted to agriculture, or see it as a viable future for themselves.

Emmanuel Ngenge Ngeh, Cameroonian founder of the Young Farmers Development Group based in Cameroon, and Olawale Ojo from South West Nigeria, a graduate of Agricultural Engineering and CEO of AGROPRENEUR Nigeria, give their insights on this preoccupying matter during the 6th FARA Africa Agriculture Science Week (AASW6) in Accra, Ghana.

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