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Patient financing at different stages is needed (early, intermediate and maturing). Investment of patient capital can stimulate rapid growth (horizontal) and speed (vertical) of agribusinesses leading to poverty reduction, jobs creation, sustainable livelihoods and generational wealth.
African Farming Matters
To transform African Agricultures and succeed, African governments and the private sector must align their focus on strategic small and large production and target high-impact food crops, value-addition and large-scale manufacturing to meet the urgent need of food insecurity among the many and food sovereignty.
Solar, Irrigation and Agriculture
Consultancy and Advisory Services
What is solar irrigation?
Solar irrigation uses the sun’s energy to power a pump which supplies water to crops to help growth.
Using solar irrigation to strengthen and supplement rainfed agriculture can play a significant role in maintaining and increasing food production , food security and sovereignty.
A typical solar water pumping system comprises of a PV generator, an inverter, plus a storage tank if necessary. Solar pump suppliers can design the specifications of the system based upon the site conditions (solar irradiation, water source, weather and topography), technology choice , and economic status.
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Farming is the business of cultivating land, raising stocks etc. pertaining to the agricultural business.
I want to change African Farming , Energy Security and Water Security Systems, ONE COUNTRY AT A TIME.
IF NOT NOW, THEN WHEN?
Farming and Agriculture are not for everyone, but everyone can participate by investing in Farming, particularly in African Farming and its modernisation.
Professional Overview. With no direct farming background, I graduated with a Higher National Diploma in General Agriculture at Seale Hayne Agriculture College, University of Plymouth, United Kingdom and gained a Post Graduate Diploma in Irrigation Water Management at Cranfield University, United Kingdom. Afterwards, I undertook an MSc in Water Management (option Soil & Water Engineering). From June 2001 to May 2006, I conducted an MPhil research based on ‘The institutional & legal framework for protecting poor communities’ access to water supply and sanitation in the Senegal and Volta River basins. My contribution to knowledge was a) the design of a model framework for poor communities accessing water supply and sanitation facilities as their fundamental human right and b) a better understanding of the socio-political and economic climate and institutions in the region.
African Women, frequently marginalised due to socio-economic factors, require proactive backing for the promotion of inclusive farming and agribusinesses investments . Cultural norms and societal expectations curtail women’s assertiveness, while the responsibility of unpaid care work restricts their entrepreneurial and investments aspirations. Compounded by limited financial literacy rates among trained and qualified women, and exacerbated by information gaps in rural regions, their business prospects often dim and not taking seriously as STRATEGIC investment PARTNERS.
African women farmers have been forgotten and neglected from food production for years. For centuries, African women farmers have made us all proud for their abilities, dedication , strength and knowledge of farming and food systems to feed communities across the continent of Africa.
2023 is the year of sowing the seeds for African women farmers rightful opportunity to access land and engage in modern and revolutionised farming practices and agribusinesses for future generations and create generational wealth.
African women farmers have the abilities to grow food and other agricultural products.
Mechanisation, Water security and management and above all Energy security are URGENTLY needed.
It is time to UNLEASH and give back African women farmers the lost opportunities .
Farming, Irrigation, Food&Drink , Women Empowerment and Sewing.
One of the advantages exporting avocados are that it brings foreign revenues. Angola and Gambia have the possibility of being globally competitive because they can hit particular seasonal windows and have the right agro-ecological conditions. From the production for domestic consumption, you can build profitable new industries, as in countries
like Mozambique and Malawi.
United Arab Emirates
My experiences, knowledge, and talents have enabled me to contribute to improving the quality of life of urban and rural communities. This, therefore, demonstrates my resilience, passion, and commitment, when faced with challenging situations. My time as Head of the UN World Food Programme in Kuito, Angola, equipped me with strong leadership (conflict management, diplomacy management abilities as the requirements of the job changed) and management skills (motivation, training, setting objectives, proposal writing, implementing financial procedures, staff selection and retention and resources & time management). I have experience working in multi-lateral financial institutions or similar large organisations and performing duties such as preparation, appraisal, supervision, or implementation of donor-funded projects with strong conceptual and research/analytical skills, the ability to think strategically, quickly analyse and integrate diverse information from a variety of sources to draw conclusions and make recommendations.
WHERE WE WORK
Solar irrigation is expanding, with governments, donors,
non-government organizations, other implementing agencies,
technology manufacturers and suppliers, and farmers
expressing keen interest.
With visionary leadership, Senegal's energy sector is witnessing transformative growth. The nation's strategic partnerships within the Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau and Guinea-Conakry(MSGBC) region are pivotal to its energy and economic trajectory. Initiatives like the Senergy 2 solar project provides evidence about Senegal’s energy source diversification agenda.
Senegal is among the most stable and promising countries in the West Africa region, but has experienced recent political upheaval and low economic growth rates in recent years with only a small percentage of growth attributable to agriculture. Of recent, Senegal’s growing investment in agriculture has opened the door for progress. Senegal is transforming into a hotbed of investment opportunities, thanks to its substantial infrastructural investments. The creation of special economic zones and industrial parks presents businesses with an environment conducive to growth. The allure of sectors ripe for development makes Senegal a top choice for investors eyeing opportunities in West Africa.
In Gambia, the agricultural sector is the most important sector of the Gambian economy contributing 32% of the gross domestic product, providing employment and income for 80% of the population, and accounting for 70% of the country's foreign exchange earnings. It remains the prime sector to raise income levels, for investments to improve food security and reduce levels of poverty.
Mali is an agro - pastoral country, the rural lands, that is to say the crop and pasture land, cover 64 percent of the territory. Mali's great potential wealth lies the production of agricultural commodities, livestock, and fish. The most productive agricultural area lies along the banks of the Niger River, the Inner Niger Delta and the south western region around Sikasso.
The vision of the Ministry is a modernised agriculture culminating in a structurally transformed economy and evident in food security, employment opportunities and reduced poverty. Ghana has embarked on transformational investment opportunities. The creation of special economic zones and industrial parks presents businesses with an environment conducive to growth and depth. This opens Ghana as a top choice destination for investors eyeing opportunities in West Africa.
South West Africa :
Agriculture in Angola has a tremendous potential. Angola is a potentially rich agricultural country, with fertile soils, a favourable climate, and about 57.4 million ha of agricultural land, including more than 5.0 million ha of arable land .
The agricultural sector continues to occupy an important place in the Tunisian economy, generating over 10% of gross domestic product (GDP) and contributing actively to the creation of employment and balance-of payment through exports, most obviously in its major role in ensuring the country's food security.
NB: Read my blog about my experiences in the United Kingdom.