Agriculture in Africa must focus on Producing Food to Feed the Population and not on Crops for Export

Today, the capital investments in the agricultural sector in Africa nearly focus only on producing cash-crops for export rather than on producing food crops that can be used to feed the children of the land. The farmers have been programmed into thinking that Foreign Exchange everything that they need.

Unfortunately, the so-called foreign exchange that comes from the hard work of these farmers is spent on the lavishing demands of the political and administrative class of the continent, rather than using it to transform the lives and profession of these farmers.

cacao farmers spending many hours to open the cash-crop one after the other

Do you know that the European Union is giving money to farmers in Africa to grow cacao and coffee? However, Africans don’t drink coffee nor eat much of chocolate, but we have to dedicate huge part of our lands to grow those cash-crops instead of food-crops to feed our kids.

Now ask yourself, why White farmers in Africa don’t grow cacao and coffee, because there are lot of white farmers in Africa? The answer is simple. The world criminal cartel which controls the market of coffee and cacao doesn’t leave anything for farmers and producers.

If we consider Ethiopia as a case in point, since the East African country decided to reduce their production of coffee, and focused on other crops the country is doing much better with its agriculture. Ethiopian exports grew at a rate of 20% per year, one of the highest rates in Sub-Saharan Africa:

Now, let’s talk about teak timber trees. Germans are now giving money (subsidies) to African farmers in Togo to lock their lands for 30 years to produce teak trees for their market. Economically that makes no sense, but monetary incentives are very powerful on the weakest.

We have to wake up and refuse those dubious money throwing at us to compromise our future. IF you have parents who grow coffee, cacao, ask them to slowly cut the trees and grow food for their kids.

In reality, Africa STILL imports over 40 billion dollar food every year!

Those who drink coffee and cacao would have to find ways to grow those crops themselves.

It is only in Africa that farmers go hungry because they focus mainly on producing what their Governments will sell to the international markets, rather than what they and their children will eat.


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