Friday, 23 October 2015

Life is a ring; always make a comeback

Life Is A Ring; Always Make A Comeback

When you are filled with insights, the best you can do is to share your insights with other people because there are people who might benefit from your insights. These days people pass through a lot of things. Below I share with you my thoughts. Life is a ring. We all struggle. Life deals us challenges. The challenges are our opponents. They come in different forms and sizes. Their main objective is to defeat us!  

"No doubts, life is full of challenges. Nobody is immune from life's challenges. There is no best way to describe life and the challenges that life brings. For me, life is a situational phenomenon- it deals different situations to different people. Thus people face different challenges in different situations. This is why there are different approaches to life and its challenges. It is different strokes for different folks."


Tuesday, 20 October 2015

"Food and the Transformation of Africa"

Food and the Transformation of Africa: Getting Smallholders Connected


Kofi Annan and Sam Dryden


“African agriculture has long been a symbol of the continent’s poverty. Officials considered the hundreds of millions of African smallholder farmers too backward to thrive; the future would arrive not by investing in them but rather by bypassing them. But all that is changing.

In recent years, African agricultural policies have been haphazard and inconsistent. Some countries have neglected smallholders in favor of commercial farmers. Others have given them attention but focused narrowly on increasing their productivity. African farms’ harvests are indeed much smaller than harvests elsewhere, so increasing productivity is important. But agriculture is about more than yields. A vast food system spreads beyond farm and table to touch almost every aspect of life in every society. Making that system in Africa as robust as possible will not merely prevent starvation. It will also fight poverty, disease, and malnutrition; create businesses and jobs; and boost the continent’s economies and improve its trade balances.

Food systems cannot be created quickly out of whole cloth. They tend to evolve incrementally over time. But in digital technology, today’s African leaders have a powerful tool they can deploy to help clear away the primary obstacle to progress: the profound isolation of the vast majority of smallholder farmers. Until now, it has been very hard to get information to or from smallholders, preventing their efficient integration into the broader economy. But mobile communications can shatter this isolation and enable the creation of a new food system suited to contemporary needs. If farsighted leaders seize this opportunity, they can transform African agriculture from a symbol of poverty and backwardness into a powerful engine of economic and social development.”

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