Africa holds much of the world's agricultural land reserves and the majority of its labour force is involved in agriculture, yet it is currently unable to feed itself.

Modern agricultural techniques, technologies and sustainable resource management could enable many countries in Africa to not just provide for themselves but to also export goods to meet ever-growing global demand.

In most African countries, agriculture supports the survival and well-being of up to 70% of the population, yet a large portion of society remains impoverished and malnourished.

Africa contains some of the world's most cultivable land, favourable weather conditions and nutrient rich soils. Some countries have in the past been net exporters of raw produce and a few still are. Most exports however, have traditionally been at the bulk commodity level as opposed to higher-value processed goods.

There are significant opportunities to introduce the latest agricultural and forestry knowledge, experience and techniques to dramatically increase yields, improve the consistency and quality of produce and broaden the range of cultivation.

Greater productivity combined with the development of downstream processing industries would allow sovereign nations to retain a greater share of the overall value-chain and in time develop an industry that can offer long-term food security and wealth creation.

Good Earth Power aims to introduce commercially viable technologies and development models that will benefit local communities, their environment and nations as a whole.

Good Earth Power's Land Development programme is broad within two areas of focus, aiming to create a robust and diversified platform to deliver food security, job creation and income generation.
Facts of Land
  • Africa is the world's second largest continent making up about 22% of the world's total land area
  • 80% of the world's reserve agricultural land is in Africa and South America 1
  • In most African countries agriculture supports the survival and well-being of 70% of the population 2
  • Every day 7,400 child deaths are linked to malnutrition 3
1. 'The Global Agro-Ecological Assessment', Fisher et al, 2002
2. UN Environment Programme
3. Levels & Trends in Child Mortality
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
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