Green is the new Black – “The new revolution”

Call to Action

Leading African trade exporters have joined forces and issued a ‘call to action’ to tackle Africa’s hunger and poverty epidemic. The project will create an African version of the green revolution, similar to that that took place in Asia during the 1960s and 70s.

A solution to Africa’s problems 

A new trend has been set in Africa with ‘green becoming the new black’ as efforts are made to expose the African green revolution. It’s purpose is to develop and sustain Africa’s employment and economy growth focusing on agriculture and food production in order for Africa to secure it’s own future. Support comes from various organizations UN Millennium, Yara Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the USAID.

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What this could mean

Africa is on the firing line in its fight against poverty to survive. The green revolution presents an opportunity to overcome current barriers and improve agricultural productivity and small holder farmer well-being throughout the continent as stated by the alliance for a green revolution in Africa.

The importance of fair trade

With recent discussions between the foreign ministers of India and the five-members of the of the Southern African Customs Union (SACU), trade relations are invaluable. The SACU comprises South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland. Trade relations are vastly increasing and with co-operation amongst fellow countries taken place ensures for a greater advantage to developing nations across the globe.

Look out for the next potential article: ‘What Africa means in environmental terms’

Sources: YahooNews, Yara, Africancrops, IPSnews, SXC

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