It is clear that the future of African Agriculture is bright! The whole world is paying attention to African Agriculture…

 

I started to imagine a day an entire 1000 hectares would be filled with green houses that would be producing high quality vegetables at the Kenyan Coast. I imagined of a day when small holder women and men farmers from the Kenyan Coast would wake up wanting to go to the fields and when the fields would produce so much harvest enabling them to feed themselves their communities and the world. I imagined the Kenyan Coast being the next hub where agriculture, green house technology, entrepreneurship and smart marketing using cell phone technology would intersect to produce an everlasting change. I imagined the number of jobs that would be created, number of lives of poor women, men and disengaged youth that would be changed forever.  I imagined the much anticipated green revolution in Africa happening at the Kenyan Coast. YES, I totally believe that my imagination can be turned into reality because, the Kenyan Coast and many other African countries' Agriculture potential is under explored. Time is now. ... everyone attending the 2012 Chicago Council on Global Affairs symposium had renewed the optimism that YES, Africa is on its way to a being a food secure continent. 

-- Dr Esther Ngumbi, G8 Summit