Agricultural Investment in Africa: A Low Level… Numerous Opportunities

Agricultural investment is a necessary requirement to develop and organize the agricultural sector in Africa. Africa's agricultural potential offers opportunities to be seized in terms of intensification of production and structuring of the agricultural value chains. Although it is diversified, agricultural investment (public, private and foreign investments), remains weak. The shift towards a modern and intensive mode of agriculture must necessarily go through the development of a comprehensive agricultural policy that takes into account several components (irrigation, use of inputs and organization of marketing facilities). It should finally lead to a sufficient agricultural production that ensures food security for the population and to an active agricultural sector well integrated in the economy of African countries.