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Training youth for modernization in African agriculture

Lilly Thato Mabonela happens to be a member of the set of six youths from South Africa who is the first to have successfully completed an agricultural training course of four months at the CRISAT on modernization in African agriculture. The youth of Africa has understood it really well that a lot of importance should […]

Lilly Thato Mabonela happens to be a member of the set of six youths from South Africa who is the first to have successfully completed an agricultural training course of four months at the CRISAT on modernization in African agriculture. The youth of Africa has understood it really well that a lot of importance should be put on agricultural research as this will be the right path that will guide them to development.

Training youth for modernization in African agriculture

Lilly Thato Mabonela stated that

  • The contemporary youth don’t know the potential that lies in agriculture in africa
  • Such modernization in agriculture in africa isn’t restricted to merely doing a bit of farming in the grasslands.
  • It actually has a multitude of possibilities of modernization in African agriculture that the youth could get involved in. An example of such a possibility is agribusiness.

This is a africa agriculture development drive that has the support of the Government of South Africa.

The objective of this africa agriculture development drive is to provide the young population of the region with a greater number of openings in the South Africa farming sector.

Ms. Mabonela is hopeful that

  • She will be able to sanction as well as appoint a greater number of the young population of her country in agricultural schemes that she has plans of setting up following her return to South Africa
  • The government of South Africa and additional organizations are going to put in more efforts in attracting the youth of the country towards agriculture.

Examples of such efforts toward modernization in African agriculture are

  • Conducting awareness classes in the schools as well as colleges and
  • Offering complimentary education to the young population Africa as well as India who are in need.

More on modernization in African agriculture

This training program:

  • Is being funded by “Dr. Sam Motsuenyane Rural progress Foundation” and is being supported by the government of South African via its initiative in human resource for the south africa farming
  • Had been organized by LSU of ICRISAT.

Training youth for modernization in African agriculture

Mkhululi Mankazana, who is the Minister Counsellor of Agricultural Affairs of South Africa, was the one who presented the certificates to all the youths. He stated that the President of South Africa in his latest address to the nation had insisted that agriculture was a key sector in driving economic development and creation of employment opportunities in South Africa. This training course for the young population of South Africa has been planned to correspond to Development Plan prevalent all over South Africa that’s titled “NDP Vision 2030”.

Training youth for modernization in African agriculture

The DDG for research of ICRISAT is Dr. Peter Carberry and he had stated that there indeed was a requirement for additional human resources in agricultural study and development for working towards a world that is nutritionally secure. He said that the youth was of great importance in such human resources.

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There are 2 comments

  • jane1010 says:

    if other africa countries can immolate this i think africa will go a long way

  • Benjamin says:

    Without having the knowledge about farming and things that can come from it, how would you expect the youth to know the potential? It is a great thing to have the youth really learn how this all works from field to table. The benefits are 10 fold easily.

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