October 30, 2020

3 REASONS AFRICAN CHRISTIANS MUST INVEST IN AGRICULTURE NOW

FUTURE OF AGRICULTUTE

The world is currently faced with all manner of terror attacks; can the current number of Christians in Agriculture sustain food security in the event of Food terrorism?

As a Christian, do you ever take time to ask where the food you eat is grown?

Do you realize that food is vital to your survival?

Why do Church leaders presume that Agriculture (crops and livestock) is a not worth the attention?

THE CURRENT GLOBAL REALITY OF HUNGER

From Africa to Asia, Caribbean, Latin America, the Middle East and other middle Nations the story is the same,

“hunger is on the increase and food supplies are declining”

Food Security | IFPRI : International Food Policy Research Institute
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The greatest concentration of people in need of food is in Africa, and the crippling levels of food insecurity is gradually ravaging the region and creating new security challenges

The realities of year 2020 has refocused the attention of the world on how important and imperative it is for the world to invest more in Agriculture to ensure food security for the daily growing population

At the peak of the pandemic and “global lockdown” almost every other industry was brought to a pulse, but humanity (from the high to low) had to eat to stay alive

What does this mean? There is need for the world to give Agriculture more attention.

“food is critical to survival”

Reasons Christians MUST invest in Agriculture and its value chain NOW

1. Global demand for food is growing

Earth’s population currently stands at about 7.6 billion and by 2050 the population is expected to grow to about 9.5 billion people.

The population growth rate of Africa is a major contributor to the global figures.  

To ensure there is food security for its current growing population, Africa needs its investments in agriculture to be hiked to about 70%

If it was oil, utility, aviation or real estate that needed to grow by 70%, investors would be swarming to stocks and funds in those sectors

Goodnews is, an oopportunity is presenting itself for Christians to take advantage of this huge investment deficit in Agriculture to their advantage

2. Current global food shortage

The 2020 edition of The Global Report on Food Crises reveals that the scale of acute hunger in the world is rising.

A Burundian refugee shows some of her food allowance at a camp in Tanzania. Soaring food and fuel prices are affecting distribution of food aid to the neediest.   © UNHCR/L.Taylor

After decades of steady decline, world hunger has slowly been on the rise since 2015

An estimated 821 million people in the world suffered from hunger in 2018.

If nothing changes, the immense challenge of achieving the Zero Hunger Target by 2030 will not be achieved.

As millions of civilians in conflict-scarred nations teeter on the brink of starvation, “famine is a very real and dangerous possibility”. World food program

135 million people facing crisis levels of hunger or worse, coupled with an additional 130 million on the edge of starvation prompted by Coronavirus

Executive Director David Beasley

Chritian’s investing in Agriculture is not only a matter of investments, it must be seen as part of their evangelical mission

The same passion with which Christians seek to evangelize and win souls, must be put in use to provide food that these converted souls must necessaritly survive on

3. Agriculture Guarantees Wealth creation

AGRICULTURE BUSINESS IDEAS FOR YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS – Dove Entrepreneur
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Agriculture, in my view, is one of the best places to be in the next 30 years.

All these people getting MBAs are making terrible mistakes as far as I’m concerned they should be getting farming degrees

Over the next few years, I think agricultural projects are going to be one of the best investments

and

Agriculture is going to be one of the best industries in the world

Anybody who’s got potentially good agriculture land and good weather” stands to be a winner

God knows how high the price of agriculture is going to go, so that’s where I’m putting more of my money now

I’m going to make more money in agriculture than I make in precious metals

American Billionaire Jim Rogers

If the much talked about wealth creation and transfer in Churches is to be actualized among Christians, then they must invest in Agriculture as it promises much more sustainable returns on investments than any other sector”

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