Mechanization will attract African youth to agriculture – AGRA 2017

Mechanization will attract African youth to agriculture - AGRA 2017

The transformation of on-farm mechanization can make a major contribution to improving rural livelihoods by boosting productivity and growth in rural incomes and making farming an appealing and worthwhile career choice for young people.

Nuradin Osman, Vice President and General Manager, Africa for AGCO Corporation while speaking at the 2017 African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) in Abidjan, Ivory Coast explained how implementation of modern farming techniques empowers communities to develop a sustainable food production system and increase farm productivity. This is key to attract the youth to farming in order to improve local economies and create jobs for the next generation. “Through our investment in initiatives like our Future Farms, AGCO is committed to advancing and transforming African agriculture,” explained Mr Osman. “

This year’s AGRA conference was held under the theme ‘Growing Inclusive Economies and Jobs through Agriculture”. The forum further sought to create a new agenda for action by pushing the boundaries of possibility in the fields and markets of African agriculture.

The African Green Revolution Forum was established in 2010 aims to be an accountability platform to allow participants to measure progress made to date and to challenge one another to redouble efforts in the coming year.