- John Dumelo has said that Africa needs a technological approach to achieve its agricultural revolution
- He said Africa cannot compete with the rest of the world if it continuously relied on manpower which is the cutlass and hoe farming
- He urged that available uncultivated land be put to use so to put an end to importing foodstuff
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Entrepreneur, Farmer, Actor and Ayawaso West Wuogon parliamentary aspirant, John Dumelo has said that Africa needs a technological approach to achieve its agricultural revolution.
After speaking at today’s edition of 2019 Sahara Sparks ongoing in Tanzania, he said Africa cannot compete with the rest of the world if it continuously relied on manpower which is the cutlass and hoe farming.
In a facebook post sighted by YEN.com.gh, John Dumelo gave highlights of how primitive ways of farming would not help agriculture advance in Africa.
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“I was privileged to speak on Agriculture on the African continent at Sahara Sparks in Tanzania. We need a technological approach to achieve the agricultural revolution. We can’t compete with the West with our cutlass and hoe lifestyle. We talk about food security on the African continent but we are not ready to take risks. Risks that will see our lands being turned into major food baskets,” he said.
He urged that available uncultivated land be put to use so to put an end to importing foodstuff.
Sahara Sparks is the largest innovation and technology entrepreneurship event in Africa.
It’s an avenue for discussion around technological trends and the use of technology to impact the community and drive positive changes.
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