Biotechnology

African governments should have a fresh look at agriculture as part of the economic recovery plan after Covid-19

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Wandile Sihlobo on 2 December 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic presents an opportunity for African governments to relook agriculture as part of the economic recovery plan. A new approach should embrace technology (information technology, mechanical and biotechnology) and private-sector partnerships, as well as the improvement in land governance through the extension of title deeds or long-term, tradeable leases. South Africa presents some examples, particularly on technological advancement, which African countries can emulate.