The Secretary General of SOMESHA and the African Federation of Environmental Journalists (AFEJ) H.E. Mr. Daud Abdi Daud received and signed a petition from the Côte d’Ivoire and Manchester City football player Yaya Touré by calling the African leaders to do tangible development of Africa agriculture.
Dear African leaders,
We can grow millions of jobs, feed Africa and create a better future if you keep your promises to invest in agriculture and support smallholder farmers.
While some African leaders have made statements of good will, currently only 8 countries have kept their promise to invest 10% of their national budgets in agriculture. It is therefore essential to do more, to go further. Agriculture is not only important, it’s vital. Agriculture pays.
If we take action today we can help lift 85 million people out of extreme poverty by 2024.
That’s an Africa we can all be proud of.
Please join me and sign the petition now at:
Footballer and ONE member
Mr. Daud calls the African journalists to spread the word continentally and globally in order to shift and make sure the dream of Africa for green revolution soon.
Almost 400 million people across our continent depend on agriculture for their livelihoods. The majority are small holder farmers who live in poverty and struggle to feed their families.