In many parts of the world, agriculture has been marked by increased productivity. And yet, that alone has not been enough to eradicate hunger globally.
There's also been a backlash against the external environmental impact of conventional agriculture, leading to powerful movements in favor of organic and sustainable farming.
Is farming sexy enough for today's youth? Join Wanjiku Mwaurah and Eddy Micah Jnr as they chew over the question. We'll also hear from one of our followers School Farms about their views. What do you think? Take part in the debate by commenting below.
Ecuador is the world’s largest banana exporter. But producing cheap bananas comes at an extremely high price for Ecuadorian banana workers. An investigation by Danish media center DanWatch has revealed that extremely hazardous pesticides are commonly used on Ecuador’s banana plantations. While the country’s agriculture industry is booming, local communities are paying the price.
After being evicted under Robert Mugabe's regime, white farmers in Zimbabwe are coming back to their farms. With a new president in charge, the former residents are hoping for an end to cronyism and a more prosperous future. But it is unclear how far the new government will go to make this happen.
In Pulse this week, Uganda urges its youth to go back to the earth and embrace agriculture. African youth at the climate conference COP23 in Bonn fight for climate action. And Germany's Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy hosts a kind of speed dating for African start-ups. All that right here on Pulse with host Eunice Wanjiru.