Global population growth during the second half of the twentieth century, its attendant urbanization and industrialization in Asia and to some extent in Africa, has led to greatly increased demands for mechanised farming and sustained bumper harvests, necessitating the application of high-yielding fertilizer as a boost to efforts at global food security.
Growing up, it was commonplace to be bombarded by both family and strangers with the question “what do you want to be in future?” and such occasions were great opportunities for us to demonstrate how ambitious and determined we were. Should it happen that our parents were with us during these encounters; you would notice them beaming with pride and satisfaction as they
Salvaging Agric’s dwindling fortunes
A self sufficient nation as often described, is the one which cultivates and produces what her nationals live on. This thrives on the practice of growing what a people eat and canning what they cannot. In such an arrangement sufficiency is assured and waste of any form is kept in check.