ONE campaign

So radio stations has recently been buzzing with the song “cocoa na chocolate” and the internet been all about the ONE campaign, so I decided to let you in about what the ONE campaign is.
The campaign is all about getting all African governments to look better into the agriculture sector, the campaign is also set to change the image of agriculture making it more pleasant to the Youths. Africa has the largest land area that can the cultivated, and the ONE campaign is all about getting more people into farming.
The “cocoa na chocolate” song is the campaign’s official soundtrack, having more than 15 artists and all the artists are from 11 different countries and speak 10 different languages but this musicians has one thing in common “the aim to alleviate poverty in africa through agriculture”. The song dropped today and premiered on the MorningRush show of the Beat FM around 9am, and since then it has been on replay on different radio stations.
ONE on the other hand is a campaigning and advocacy organization of more than 3.5 million people taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa… because the facts show extreme poverty has already been cut in half and can be virtually eliminated by 2030, but only if we act with urgency now.
Cofounded by Bono and strictly nonpartisan, we raise public awareness and work with political leaders to combat AIDS and preventable diseases, increase investments in agriculture and nutrition, and demand greater transparency in poverty-fighting programs. ONE also works closely with African activists and policymakers as they fight corruption, promote poverty-fighting priorities, monitor the use of aid, and help build civil society and free enterprise.
ONE is not a grant-making organization and does not solicit funding from the public or receive government funding. ONE is funded almost entirely by a handful of philanthropists and foundations. ONE achieves change through advocacy — ONE’s teams in Washington, D.C., London, Johannesburg, Brussels, Berlin, and Paris educate and lobby governments to shape policy solutions that save and improve millions of lives.
In recent years, ONE’s members, together with other non-profit partners, have played an important role in persuading governments to support effective programs and policies that are making a measurable difference in fighting extreme poverty and disease. As a result of these advocacy efforts, more than 7.5 million people living in Africa today have access to lifesaving AIDS medication, up from only 50,000 in 2002. Malaria has been cut by 75% in eight African countries since 2000, and 54 million more children across sub-Saharan Africa are now going to primary school, compared to 1999.
Should african leaders focus more on agriculture? Is agriculture the way forward for the african continent? Can poverty be reduced drastically through agriculture? Your thoughts pls…..


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