Around seventy percent of young people in Africa live in rural areas. Rather than migrate, more and more are getting involved in agriculture. Young people are changing how the world sees the sector.
Young farmers are leaving behind traditional farming methods and opting for more innovative methods. Hydroponics is planting without the need for soil. Water is used in its place to grow plants. South African farmer Loyiso Mbete from Kayamandi Beekeepers in Stellenbosh, Western Cape says one of the biggest advantages of hydroponics is that it takes away the need for massive land space and grows produce quicker. It also gets rid of laborious methods traditionally used in farming such as using spikes and shovels. Hydroponics' biggest advantage is that farming can be done throughout the year.