Why people look down on agriculture in Nigeria

Like I said in one of my previous posts, whenever people hear the word, Agriculture, what comes to their mind is ‘demeaning’ and ‘dirty’ job. Even with the current technology which has transformed the entire agricultural process into a stress-free job, some people still picture farmers trudging on a large expanse of land, and trying to do some hand weeding and other tough farm work. Agriculture is generally perceived in the wrong light; maybe as the last resort in terms of job creation or not as a reputable job for…

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Advertising Africa 

SIMON KIMOYI: Baganda Are Responding to Museveni’s Tembuzi Talk Over Land, Water

Whenever president Yoweri Museveni touches his famous subject of Bachwezi/Tembuzi; by instinct, the Baganda read between the lines. They read that he is not talking about micro-economics, not macro-economic nor globalization. He is discussing identity to claim a belonging and justify particular actions. In his writings, the president cites traditional names like Wankachi (main entrance to a Buganda kingdom palace), Oyo (one of the titles of the king of Toro) and Rukiidi (a title to the king of Bunyoro). He uses these terms to explain their origins in the Luo traditions. To him they…

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Agriculture Financial Services 

Ghana’s Agripool is the newest crowd-farming platform wanting to make an effect

Crowdfunding of agriculture, or crowd-farming, is very much in style across the continent, and Ghana’s Agripool is the current entrant to the marketplace. The startup aims to separate by means of its training modules, nevertheless. Launched in 2018, Agripool was formed to take on two significant concerns within the farming space. “Rural farmers did not have appropriate skills and proper contemporary farming methods which lead to low yields after every farming season and lower returns after this fruit and vegetables is offered on the marketplace,” said Yaw Duffour Awuah, the…

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Real Estate 

Land reform in South Africa – is there a right and a wrong?

While South Africans have until the end of February to share their comment on the draft national policy for beneficiary selection and land allocation, Prof Brian Ganson, head of the Africa Centre for Dispute Settlement at the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) argues that “the land reform debate largely remains a dialogue of the deaf”. He said that many spend their energy shouting about how they are right and others are wrong. Ganson proposes that conflict resolution and problem-solving skills of perspective-taking and bridging principles – proven in other…

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