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Now is the time that every farmland holder in Africa must become clearly aware of the fact that “they possess the custodianship of feeding the world.” It is high time that our farmers begin to think in terms of a farming that is relevant for the future. Conventional farming will deliver conventional results, which is what we already have; "an agricultural supply that is rapidly being outstripped by the burgeoning and diversifying demand."
As the Montpellier Panel put it; to meet future agriculture and food needs, a more sustainable form of intensification will be required. The whole world has started to think in terms of the "triple bottom line" (economic, social and environmental sustainability in business) Zimbabwean agriculture should position itself by continually improving production processes and thinking to take advantage of the inevitable demand for sustainable solutions to the world’s food and hunger problems.
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