I firmly believe that in the coming years, humanity will make the largest strives in history in terms of cutting down on poverty. The resources we encompass as a society provide us with more than enough tools to complete this task. Together, we can optimize our ability to cut down on global poverty through the use of social media, new emerging technologies, and a growing population.
Although poverty still remains a relevant issue in developed countries, my focus for this article will be on Africa. Personally, I think the continent will experience some of the greatest agricultural breakthroughs it has ever seen in the near future, and with the help of developed nations around the globe, we can make their dream of soon becoming a middle-class continent possible.
The Challenge for Africa
It is projected that by the year 2050 the population of Africa will double to 2 billion people while, at the same time, the land available for cultivation will decrease by two thirds.
These two factors combined raise the question of how to produce food and nutrition for the growing population. Moreover, this will also affect the development of the volatile Afri….