Closing Ceremony of IFAD AgriHub YouthTraining at the Africa Projects Development Centre
July 27, 2021
Today I had the honour of representing Seeding Africa and her Founder, the ever pleasant Edwina Flathen at the Closing Ceremony of IFAD AgriHub YouthTraining to touch on “Seeding Africa and our role in Agriculture and peacebuilding in Africa”
First, I congratulate the young women and men, who have shown interest in agribusiness and urban farming.
They have been empowered to take agriculture as a career, create wealth and employment for Africans.
I believe that peace and stability are not possible when people are hungry, poor and marginalised. Food insecurity, hunger and poverty are global problems that needs “all hands on deck”
This means engaging the government, the corporate sector, NGOs, and International organizations. Beyond that, Research institutes and Universities are vital in this fight.
To my fellow resilient Africans,
We are rising, competing globally and setting trends for the rest of the world to follow.
I want you to know that your dreams are valid,
Your ideas can take Africa to the next level.
The solutions you bring to the table do not necessarily have to be complicated, they can be simple yet excellent.
I am confident in your ability to change the status quo.
Once again, I thank the leadership of the Africa Projects Development Centre (APDC) and all the stakeholders involved for taking this bold step to change the narrative about Agriculture, our youths and the continent at large, setting a standard for other well-meaning individuals and organizations alike to follow.