It's time to change the way we think. Farmers are not the cause of Africa's poverty; on the contrary, they are a potential solution to this one. They bring us closer to a future in line with our sustainable development goals.
If we give smallholder farmers the means to achieve their aspirations, they will be able to bear the brunt of Africa's development alone.
Today, Africa spends $ 35 billion on food imports. In reality, it does not need these food imports, as it has agricultural potential and land. It holds 65% of the world's uncultivated arable land.