Africa Project 2020 : “Towards Sustainable Agriculture in Africa”

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We write to Introduce our Project “Africa Project 2020” an effort to
eradicate Hunger in Africa by 2020 through empowering Farmers in Africa to
have a Sustainable Agriculture.

The Project will be officially launched March 2009 in Dubai. Date, Time,
and Venue of the event will be publicized in our website as well as in
medias around the world.

AP2020 is focused more on Sustainable Agriculture in Africa, not just
feeding Africans by importing food thereby increasing inputs but AP2020
wants to see Africans feeding themselves and exporting food outside the
Continent by 2020.

For more information on our Project, please visit our website at

We are looking forward to your contributions towards this aim by submiting
your Articles for Publication on our website, or by Donating.

Thanks and Best Regards,

Muhammad Ismail
Africa Project 2020
“Towards Sustainable Agriculture in Africa”

Perhaps, pictures like this may strike your heart, this is one of millions of children in Africa suffering from diseases related to malnutrition. Although it has abundant natural resources, Africa remains the world’s poorest and most underdeveloped continent, due largely to the effects of: tropical diseases, the slave trade, corrupt governments, failed central planning, the international trade regime and geopolitics; as well as widespread human rights violations, the negative effects of colonialism, despotism, illiteracy, superstition, tribal and military conflict (ranging from war and civil war to guerrilla warfare to genocide). According to the United Nations’ Human Development Report in 2003, the bottom 25 ranked nations (151st to 175th) were all African nations.

Agriculture takes more than 50% share of the job market in Africa, with more than 10 million farms but still ranked the most poorest continent on earth, and still rely heavily on food items imported from European and Asian countries, thereby increasing the level of spending and poverty.

So many efforts were being made by both governments and non-governmental organizations to bring a lasting solution to this problem, but still the African continent remains at the top of the list each time poverty, hunger, or illiteracy is mentioned.

AP2020 is an effort to eradicate Hunger in Africa by the year 2020, so come and join us, together we can save millions of people.


Published by

Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.