India Inc is investing heavily on farm lands in Africa ---reports. Will it boost the global food production? Your views?
Inspite of the climatic conditions being very harsh, the land isn't as infertile as the general conception is, because all that we hear from Africa are tales of poverty, starvation, malnutrition, chaos and death.
It has to be remembered that, Zimbabwe was once an agricultural exporting country, with its vast regions of fertile land tended and carefully nurtured by the miniscule minority population, that was barely not even 5%. But the lopsided policy of handing over these white farms to the blacks without any follow up action to ensure that the land is cultivated and cared for, ensured that each of these farms were turned into ...more
it may boost our foodgrain needs