Since moving to Europe, I’ve worked hard to change the image that many people have of my continent. Of course there is extreme poverty in Africa, and of course we need to end this as soon as possible. But we Africans are not looking for hand-outs, but real change and sustainable solutions.
ONE launched the Do Agric, It Pays campaign in Abuja, Nigeria on March 20 with the help of our friends. There were over 150 participants, representing farmers, senators, international organisations, government officials and celebrities, including D’Banj – the Do Agric champion and newly minted agro–entrepreneur.
This week without a doubt has been one of the most remarkable weeks of my life, and my work at ONE. A wind of change is blowing over Africa, and it is refreshing to see that Africans are steering its course.
19 of Africa’s hottest recording artists have come together to record a new track, ‘Cocoa ‘na Chocolate’ exclusively for ONE.org. It’s one of the continent’s biggest ever musical collaborations, and has a loud message for African leaders: Do Agric, It Pays!
Today we are releasing our new song ‘Cocoa ‘na Chocolate’ and it’s yours for FREE when you sign ONE’s petition. I’ve come together with some of Africa’s top recording artists, including Femi Kuti, Omawumi, Fally Ipupa, Juliani & Vusi Nova, to tell our youth that their future is literally beneath their feet.
19 artists and a team of talented producers came together in South Africa recently to record Cocoa 'na Chocolate - a track which brings the DO AGRIC campaign to life, and will leave no doubt in your mind that agriculture is the future of the continent.
We know that across Africa, some women farmers like Anne, Maria and Liberata are making agriculture pay. But for millions of others, life is much harder. These 5 things could help unleash the potential of women farmers across Africa.
With the African Union Year of Agriculture and Food Security in full swing, ONE today is releasing a joint report with the World Bank’s Gender Innovation Lab aimed at sparking policy change on a formidable barrier holding back Africa’s agricultural transformation - a wide and pervasive gender gap.