Africa is a 🌍 continent bursting with potential: At 200 million hectares, sub-Saharan Africa is home to nearly half of the world’s uncultivated land that can be brought into production. Africa uses only 2 percent of its renewable water resources compared to 5 percent globally. Together with abundant resources, including a resourceful, enterprising youth population, strategic investments in agriculture can unleash virtuous growth cycles.
Africa is a 🌍 continent is bursting with potential: At 200 million hectares, sub-Saharan Africa is home to nearly half of the world’s uncultivated land that can be brought into production. Africa uses only 2 percent of its renewable water resources compared to 5 percent globally. Together with abundant resources, including a resourceful, enterprising youth population, strategic investments in agriculture can unleash virtuous growth cycles. How can Africa, then, capitalize on these opportunities? 💡First, African farmers need new technology—higher-yielding, more resilient food crops that deliver bountiful harvests. New techniques are beginning to boost yields in rice and cocoa, among other crops. 💡Second, African farmers need more electricity, more irrigation, and better infrastructure that links them to lucrative regional food markets. 💡Third, we need sound policies that do not discriminate against the farm sector. Women produce the bulk of food in Africa, and yet they are largely locked out of land ownership, access to credit, and productive farm inputs such as fertilizers, pesticides, and farming tools. Further, they are often bypassed by extension services, limiting their productivity. At the just-concluded climate talks in Paris, the World Bank unveiled a bold new plan that calls for $16 billion in funding to help Africa adapt to climate change and enhance the continent’s resilience to climate shocks, including a focus on climate-smart agriculture and supporting the vision for accelerated agricultural transformation of the Malabo Declaration.
We love this sign at RWE Shoreditch! This #membermonday we’re shouting out @TheEleven. They’re a start-up studio who are passionate about exploring great ideas and building them into brilliant businesses. They’re on a mission to create the best place in the world to do just that!
Day 169 - "Timid salesmen have skinny kids" - Zig Ziglar One of my favorite quotes from one of my mentors. I've been asked to speak to the Long and Foster, REALTORS at the Rockville/King Farm office in Maryland tomorrow, by Violeta Lotuaco an RE Agent for L&F, on how to create a wildly successful #business. Use to live in North Potomac, MD from 1992 - 2000 when I was the #president of Choice Hotel Division & Sunburst Hospitality. Wish I had a little more time to meet up with some of my old friends Bob Gilbert Thomas Murphy Cindy Head Jennifer Hincks Wayland Campbell Ken Stone & others! If anyone would like to meet up; I have some open time early Tuesday morning June 19th. We can grab an early breakfast say at 7 am at my hotel; I'm stay at the Courtyard Gaithersburg Washingtonian Center, 204 Boardwalk Place, Gaithersburg, MD 20878. Then I'm off to Houston, TX, leaving Baltimore International Airport at 3 pm after having lunch with Violeta Lotuaco and others. I'll tell you about Houston tomorrow. #ceo#owner#founder#pharmacy#pharmacist#realtor#broker#executive#strategist#chairman#specialist#director#hospitality#healthcare#president#salesperson#veterinarian#cruise#casino#automotive
Less than 2 hours away! There’s still time to register for the 100% FREE live stream! Want to know how Europe’s Dr. Ali Parsa & @michaelacton built the World’s Leading Healthcare & World’s Leading Mindfulness apps? Want to hear their advice on how to turn your idea into a reality? Maybe even ask them your questions? Message our hosts your questions for the founders of @calm & @babylonhealth before our live audience Q&A tonight in London 🇬🇧