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Organic farming is the key to shatter cycle of poverty in Africa

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Organic farming ‘could feed Africa’

Organic farming is the new ray of hope for Africa, for overcoming its decade long problems of poverty and malnutrition. Organic farming, as we all are familiar, is a type of farming which relies on crop rotation, green manure, etc. to maintain the soil productivity and control pests. Poverty in Africa is predominantly rural. Almost 70 per cent of the poor people live in rural areas and agriculture is their only source of livelihood, yet the development assistant to agriculture is decreasing.

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Organic practices can boost the income of the poor African farmers by increasing the yield and improving soil fertility, without harming nature. The head of the UN’s Environment Programme, Achim Ateinr quoted:

“The potential contribution of organic farming to feeding the world maybe far higher than many had supposed”.

Learning to practice organic farming can help in spreading awareness about the environment and of ways to protect it. Organic farming is the way forward for a modernized and better lifestyle for the poor people of Africa.
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Via: The Independent

Dr Prem Jagyasi

Dr Prem is an award winning strategic leader, renowned author, publisher and highly acclaimed global speaker. Aside from publishing a bevy of life improvement guides, Dr Prem runs a network of 50 niche websites that attracts millions of readers across the globe. Thus far, Dr Prem has traveled to more than 40 countries, addressed numerous international conferences and offered his expert training and consultancy services to more than 150 international organizations. He also owns and leads a web services and technology business, supervised and managed by his eminent team. Dr Prem further takes great delight in travel photography.

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