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The Role of Government in Bottom of the Pyramid Thinking
Ochora Onek, Student (MBA), Uganda

Africa is a place with extremities. There is abundance of arable land and sufficient amount of water sources for agriculture. On the other hand, the bulk of the population live in abject poverty hence hunger is a permanent resident in their household. All the grants and loans availed to the continents governments have not made any significant impact on the hunger situation. The banks on the continent require security for their loans, yet the rural people have no property other than their land which is communally owned.
I have the opinion that the continents governments can help solve this dilemma in the following way.
Governments in Africa have the agricultural extension staff charged with providing technical guidance to farmers. Given the size of land holding by a farmer, the type of agricultural activity that can be carried out on this holding and profitably so, can be determined. The farmers knowledge of the agricultural practices that can be economically carried o... Register

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