Agriculture is an area of tremendous opportunity in Africa. It is also a sector that needs substantial investment, so that Africa can feed itself and lessen the reliance on foreign imports. In a time where climate change is threatening to make farming even more challenging in Africa, and urbanisation is taking the labour force away … Continue reading Did You Know 3D urban farming in Africa is a thing?
Electricity remains to be a difficulty in many parts of Africa. Even where there is a access to a grid, there are problems with reliability. Many African cities run to the song of generators firing up during times of blackout and even then it is not everyone that is fortunate to have a generator, or … Continue reading Did You Know solar power is saving lives in Africa?
Throughout the year, we have written a lot about agricultural technology and innovation. From livestock insurance advances, to hemp, there is much going on in the world of African agriculture. All developed economies had a strong agricultural foundation before they industrialised and grew. Feeding your population is pivotal in maintaining economic growth, and developing a … Continue reading Did You Know you don’t need to go to your farm to be a farmer in Africa?
The continent is in a difficult position. For other countries to develop, they needed energy. They got this energy by burning fossil fuels. Firstly, coal and moving on to oil and gas, damaging the environment and pushing the world close to the point of no return with regards to global warming. Now, this agreement seeks … Continue reading Did You Know the Paris Agreement could be bad for Africa?
Inventive Africa is all about turning lives around with innovation. It was an honor to receive the opportunity to write an article for the website. The future of Africa and the World will not only rely on innovation- it will take food, clean energy and water, as well as sustainable buildings for Innovators to live … Continue reading Did You Know Hemp could create change in Africa?
Water. We turn on our taps and out it comes. Many of us don't think twice about drinking it, bathing in it, watering our plants with it, even play fighting with it, but for many around the world careful consideration must be take when using it. According to The Water Project Africa, 319 million people in sub-Saharan … Continue reading Did You Know there is enough water in Africa?
Last week the Africa Food Prize awarded Dr. Kanayo F.Nwanze, President of the Rome-based International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), in its inaugural event, for his "passionate advocacy in putting Africa's smallholder farmers at the centre of the global agricultural agenda." The African Food Prize recognises an outstanding individual or institution that is leading the effort … Continue reading Did you know innovation is making African agriculture cool again?