Agriculture

Mechanizing Agriculture is Key to Food Security | The Youth Cafe

Mechanizing Agriculture  is Key to Food Security | The Youth Cafe

BY BUSANI BAFANA

In African woman with hoe in hand is the default symbol of agriculture in Africa, according to the late Calestous Juma, African academic and former Harvard Kennedy School professor. Mr. Juma used that image to convey the drudgery-filled farming that women on the continent face. Women grow 70% of Africa’s food on smallholder farms, a task anchored by physical labour.