Esther Ngumbi

African governments must invest in science for future growth

Allocating adequate funding to scientific research, development and innovation can have a positive effect on sustainable development

Support African women working in agriculture

African women, on average, make up 40% of the agricultural labour workforce, but their contributions continue to be barely recognised

Ma Africa leads the way

Graça Machel is the example of someone reaching out to other women and lifting them up

Turn Africa’s cities into vertical farms

Although the problems are enormous, cities can also offer unique opportunities to reduce poverty, deliver prosperity and economic development

Science will unlock Africa’s potential — if it is funded

Any good leader knows that scientific discovery and innovation fuel progress, facilitate development and can tackle issues

Africa’s youth, brimming with potential, must be nurtured

Although Africa has the highest proportion of young people, it has the highest prevalence of hunger

Bring women farmers to the food security table

Women agriculturalists are central to finding solutions to problems in the food industry

African farmers should think local

Thinking and growing local would create opportunities for entrepreneurs to develop and promote nutritious indigenous vegetables, argues Esther Ngumbi.

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