By 2050, there’ll be 10 billion people living on our planet and 20% less arable land per person to grow enough calories. According to UNESCO, Africa’s population, which is currently estimated at 1.1 billion, is forecasted by the UN to reach to 2.4 billion (more than double) by 2050. At the same time, undernourishment in Sub-Saharan Africa continues to rise, with an estimated 23% of undernourished people mostly in West and Central Africa.
Agricultural transformation in Africa is therefore a must, so that the growing continent can feed itself and stop relying on food imports. In the continent’s transformation, governments, companies, the public sector and farmers play a critical role in enabling businesses to flourish.
Water management (including irrigation in general and drip irrigation in particular) helps increase agricultural productivity as it yields better and richer crops. With projects that facilitate agricultural industrialization and help address climate changes, Africa can shift from a food importer to a food exporter, thus transforming the lives of many farmers while saving water, fertilizers and energy.
Netafim is changing the economics of African agriculture by enabling farmers to provide more food per hectare and cubic meter of water.
Precision irrigation feeds the plant, not the soil. That’s a big deal. Because when you deliver water and nutrients straight to the roots, you lower your costs. More importantly, you grow higher yields of healthier crops. Wherever you are, whatever your challenges. Scroll down to see three ways precision irrigation changes agriculture for the better.
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