Panseh Tsewole has observed the following challenges with agriculture in Africa: problems dealing with persistent drought; the failure of land reform programs in South Africa; lack of accessible technology and farming innovations; slowness to embrace the modernization of agriculture. Panseh Tsewole believes there have been many consequences tied to these issues, including lack of food, starvation, poorer economies, and civil strife. South and East Africa, in particular, have had major issues with their agriculture systems which have adversely affected the economies in these nations, along with the people.
Panseh Tsewole opines that the failure of crops in these regions has unfortunately resulted in many people going without enough food to sustain themselves. It is important to reverse these negative trends and move Africa’s agriculture in a positive direction. In Panseh Tsewole’s view, the key to the growth and revitalization of agriculture in Africa is technological innovation that is accessible, understandable, and sustainable, along with education for farmers which teaches modern agriculture techniques and discoveries, while also accounting for those African cultures which still employ traditional farming practices.
While the task of improving agriculture in Africa may seem daunting, Panseh Tsewole surmises it is definitely possible if more African nations become willing and able to embrace technology and modernization.